Histamine in the presence of Putrescine and Cadaverine can cause scombroid poisoning (presence of “scombrotoxine” in tuna or mackerel). Clinical symptoms of Histamine poisoning can be:
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Analysis of Biogenic amines is normally performed by using a dedicated amino acid analyser equipped with a special column and a special set of buffers. If applicable samples can also be tested according to an in-house developed HPLC-method for Tryptophan based Biogenic amines (e.g. tryptamine, 5-OH-tryptamine or serotonin).