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Crab Allergy IgE Blood Test

The Crab Allergy Blood Test measures IgE antibodies in the blood and the level of an individual's reaction to crabs.  

Sample Report

Test Code: 602493

Also Known As:

Methodology: Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 2823

Also Known As:

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Crab, along with shrimp, lobster, and crayfish, are crustaceans. Crustacean allergies are very common in people, and the symptoms will range from mild to severe, including anaphylaxis. Most people who experience allergies to crabs tend to be allergic to other types of shellfish.  

Some symptoms could include:

•  Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

•  Swelling of the hands, face, lips, ears, throat, tongue, or fingers

•  Wheezing or trouble breathing

•  Dizziness

•  Hives

•  Tingling sensation in the mouth

Positive allergy test results should be discussed with your physician.

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