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The Fish Allergy Panel determines whether or not you are allergic to various fish. Fish allergies occur when the body identifies proteins in fish as toxins and not nutrients. Reactions to fish allergies can range from mild and irritating to extreme and potentially life-threatening. Most people who are allergic to one kind of fish are allergic to at least one other type. For this reason, it's best to cover multiple bases at once when it comes to allergy testing.
The Fish Allergy Panel is comprised of five tests for the following fish:
You may buy our Fish Allergy Test online and then visit one of our more than 4,000 testing centers around the country whenever it’s most convenient for you (no appointment required). Your portion of the procedure is complete when a center staff member uses the skin prick technique to collect a little amount of blood from you.
Typically, patients are out and about less than 30 minutes after their samples are collected. Your sample will be processed at a CLIA-certified laboratory, and you’ll get complete findings within 24 to 72 hours.
Halibut, tuna, and salmon are all examples of finned fish that might cause an allergic response in certain people. If you’re allergic to fish and consume finned fish, your immune system releases histamine, a substance that produces allergic response symptoms.
An allergy to finned fish like halibut, tuna, and salmon does not guarantee that you are also allergic to shellfish like crab, shrimp, and lobster. A person with a fish allergy should avoid all fish, and according to some allergists, however, it may be acceptable for someone sensitive to one kind of fish to consume other species.
Depending on the severity, an allergy to fish might be minor or severe. Doctors sometimes describe hemorrhagic hives as a seafood allergy reaction. One species of fish may cause one set of symptoms, while another variety of fish may cause another set of symptoms.
Among the most common symptoms of a fish allergy are:
The severe seafood allergy response known as anaphylactic shock needs immediate medical attention. It is a common reaction to eating raw fish. Several symptoms of anaphylactic shock include wheezing, difficulty swallowing, and a hoarse voice. Anaphylaxis may be deadly if left untreated.
Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for you to understand the findings of your allergy testing. To determine whether or not you are allergic to fish, we use an Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) blood test that evaluates your body’s IgE antibodies.
Results, flags, and reference range are all included in the findings column when you evaluate your results. When an allergic response occurs, the term “reference range” defines this threshold. ‘Result’ refers to the numerical number indicating your level of allergy sensitivity. Your fish test’s normal/nonreactive or abnormal/reactive results may be seen under the “flag” column in your report. A reactive or adverse test flag indicates each fish allergy.
Allergy to numerous varieties of fish is conceivable, even though some individuals only respond to one or two.
Food allergy testing is offered for those confident they have chicken sensitivity. We suggest doing the Chicken Allergy Test for this purpose. Fish allergy testing may also establish whether or not you are allergic to various fish species. The Fish Allergy Panel examines whether or not you are allergic to different fish, including mackerel, halibut, trout, tuna, and salmon.
Allergy reactions may be minor or severe, depending on the severity of your immune system’s response to a harmless chemical.1 A person’s immune system may respond adversely if an allergen is consumed, inhaled, or touched.
Anyone above 18 who wants a more accurate assessment of possible fish aversions or allergies should take this test. Whether you’ve recently had a bad response to any of the five types of fish covered in this test, or if you’d want to discover whether or not a childhood allergy continues, this test may be the answer.
We are committed to delivering thorough and timely findings. Our care counselors are available to answer any questions about your test findings. If you need extra support or prescription medicine, we can put you in contact with a doctor.
Our Meat Allergy Panel does not offer a test for fish allergies. However, if you’d want to ensure that you’re not allergic to any more foods, we suggest purchasing our Fish Allergy Panel.