Seafood Allergy PanelMeasure immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in response to six seafood allergens. This test may help you and your healthcare provider determine whether you have an allergy. Read more
The Seafood Allergy Panel measures immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies produced in the blood in response to certain seafood allergens. This panel measures immune responses to codfish, crab, lobster, salmon, shrimp, and tuna.
This test reports the presence of IgE antibodies to seafood allergens, but the result by itself cannot confirm the diagnosis of an allergy. It is important to follow up with your healthcare provider. 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 it works
According to federal law, fish and shellfish ingredients must be plainly stated on packaged foods and dietary supplements in the United States. Also, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) requires that manufacturers disclose on food labels whether a product contains certain types of fish or shellfish.
Although avoiding seafood allergens is the best way to prevent a reaction, you can still find these allergens in unexpected places, such as soaps, creams, massage oils, and other products. Be sure to read labels and research the products you use carefully.