Rapid CDIATM Histamine test kits are intended to use as a rapid method for detection of Histamine in fish food, red wine and dairy produc etc.
Histamine is produced by the decomposition of histidine playing a major role in allergic reaction, dilating blood vessels and increasing the permeability of vessel walls. In an allergic reaction, the immune system releases a high level of histamine, leading to inflammatory reactions which are responsible for typical allergic symptoms. Those who are intolerant to histamine will suffer from similar reactions from an oral intake of histamine. Histamine is found above all in cheese, fish, spinach, smoked products and red wine. Toxic histamine concentrations, which can cause the so-called scombroid reaction, appear after bacterial degradation of protein-rich food, especially fish.Quality control measures designed to minimize the occurrence of scombrotoxic fish require the determination of histamine levels in the range of approximately 10 to 200 ppm, and 50 ppm is considered to be evidence of definite decomposition.