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Below is a working example of adding a 64-bit value to a tree, as well as grabbing the 64-bit value to do something else with it - in this case, adding it to the Info column:

-- Protocol
local p_foo = Proto("foo", "FOO Protocol")

-- Fields
local f_foo_val8 = ProtoField.uint8("foo.val8", "Value 8", base.OCT)
local f_foo_val64 = ProtoField.uint64("foo.val16", "Value 64", base.DEC)

p_foo.fields = { f_foo_val8, f_foo_val64 }

-- Dissection
function p_foo.dissector(buf, pinfo, tree)
    local foo_tree = tree:add(p_foo, buf(0,-1))
    local val64


    foo_tree:add(f_foo_val8, buf(0, 1))
    foo_tree:add(f_foo_val64, buf(1, 6))
    val64 = buf(1, 6):uint64()"Value 64: " .. val64)

-- Registration
local udp_table = DissectorTable.get("udp.port")
udp_table:add(33333, p_foo)

You can use the foo.pcapng file I uploaded to cloudshark long ago to test this if you wish.