Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test
    Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test
    Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test
    Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test

Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test

£299.00

See if you could be allergic to shellfish, including crabs, prawns, and scallops.

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Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test

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Is it for you?

Are you experiencing symptoms of a shellfish food allergy, such as hives, vomiting, and lip or facial swelling?

Our Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test checks to see if you are allergic to eight commonly eaten shellfish, including crab and prawns.

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Immunity

Immunoglobulin E

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Immunoglobulins or antibodies, play an important role in the immune system and help fight against harmful bacteria and viruses in the body. There are five classes of antibodies and several subclasses. In those that have an allergy, their immune system overreacts to a harmless allergen (such as food, grass or animal dander) by producing IgE. This reaction usually causes irritation to the nose, lungs, throat and skin. The allergen-specific IgE antibody test is used to check for an allergy to a specific allergen. It measures the amount of IgE antibody in the blood targeted for a suspected allergen.
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FAQs

Who should take this test?

Our test is ideal as part of an initial investigation screen if you have signs of IgE-mediated allergies, such as hives, redness of the skin, vomiting, and lip or facial swelling, which develop quickly after exposure to a shellfish allergen.

Which shellfish are included?

The shellfish tested are:

  • -Clams
  • -Crab
  • -Crayfish
  • -Octopus
  • -Lobster
  • -Prawn
  • -Scallops
  • -Squid

What is an Allergy Screen (Shellfish) Blood Test?

Our shellfish allergy screen provides an analysis of eight commonly eaten shellfish which can cause IgE-mediated allergies. You'll also get a total measure of your immunoglobulin E, which is often raised if you have an IgE-mediated allergy.

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