Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Seafood Allergy Test

Shellfish and Fish


Test Code: 7919
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Seafood Allergy Test

The Seafood Allergy Test looks for allergic reactions to various types of fish and shellfish (crustaceans).  Allergic reactions to seafood can develop at any time in a person's life even if they have had no prior problems.  Typically a person who has an allergy to one type of seafood will have allergies to other types as well.  Allergy symptoms usually develop shortly after eating and can include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue or hands, dizziness, and fainting.  In severe cases, a person may develop anaphylaxis which can include swelling of the throat, a severe drop in blood pressure and unconsciousness.  This test looks for IgE antibodies and provides numerical results. 

This panel includes:

  • Codfish
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna

The Seafood Allergy Test can be ordered by anyone to help determine if they are allergic.  For more testing options, please see our Allergy Testing Category.

The turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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