The measurement of histamine in the stool provides information on the inflammatory state of the intestine and the activation of immune reaction
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Test for the measurement of histamine in faeces
The examination allows the measurement of histamine levels in the faecal sample. A high histamine content indicates a potential reduced ability of the body to degrade it.
The content of histamine in the intestine increases when some foods are eaten - chocolate, aged cheese, red wine. The enzyme Diamine oxidase (DAO) is present in the small intestine of most people. This enzyme breaks down histamine. People with a DAO deficiency have a reduced ability to process histamine, resulting in high levels of histamine.
In case of DAO insufficiency, people easily, after taking some foods may present symptoms such as gastrointestinal problems in combination with itching, rhinitis, insomnia or headache, fatigue, breathing problems.
When to test for faecal histamine measurement
Particularly indicated in case of recurrent diarrhea, diagnosed or suspected allergies, autoimmune diseases both in the gastrointestinal and systemic tract.