Seafood Allergy Panel

Seafood Allergy Panel

Measure immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in response to allergens common with seafood allergies. This test can help you and your healthcare provider determine whether you have a seafood allergy. Read more
Test details

Sample type:
You do not need to do anything special to prepare for the sample collection. Fasting is not required for this test.
Test type: In Person
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The Seafood Allergy Panel measures the levels of IgE antibodies that your immune system produces in response to specific seafood, such as codfish, crab, lobster, salmon, shrimp, and tuna.
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Must be 18+ years of age to purchase.
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Schedule an appointment, then visit a Quest Diagnostics patient service center location.
About the Test

The Seafood Allergy Panel measures your immune response to codfish, crab, lobster, salmon, shrimp, and tuna allergens, which may indicate a seafood allergy.

This panel checks your blood for a type of allergy-related antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). When you are exposed to an allergen, your immune system activates the release of too much of the antibody IgE. IgE activation causes the release of a substance called histamine, which causes an allergic reaction.


This test reports the presence of IgE antibodies to 6 allergens, but the result by itself cannot confirm the presence of an allergy. It’s important to follow up with your healthcare provider or an allergy specialist. They will review your results along with your medical history, signs and symptoms, medications, and any other test results. Only a healthcare provider can diagnose an allergy and prescribe medication, if needed.

How Does it Work?
Take an in-person test at a Quest Diagnostics location.
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1. Purchase your test
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2. Visit a location
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3. Get results online
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