Squid (Pacific) Allergy IgE Blood Test
The Squid (Pacific) Allergy IgE Blood Test measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to Pacific squid.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Squid (Pacific) Allergy IgE Blood Test, which measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to Pacific squid. People who are allergic to Squid may have symptoms of food allergy. Studies show that patients often have immediate reactions after eating or being around cooked Squid, and some may even have anaphylactic reactions if they are already sensitive to House dust mites. Although some patients with atopic dermatitis have been found to have serum-specific IgE to Squid, it needs to be clarified what this means for their health since further testing is needed.
When should I order a Squid (Pacific) Allergy IgE Blood Test?
Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to a Pacific squid allergy. Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions, which can occur within minutes to hours after exposure. Common symptoms of a Pacific squid allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Red or watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Sore or scratchy throat
- Sinus pressure causing facial pain
- Swollen, dark-colored skin under the eyes
- Trouble breathing or wheezing
- Poor sleep
- Decreased sense of taste or smell
A severe, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis can occur in the most severe cases. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Rapid or increased pulse
- Swollen throat or lump making it difficult to breathe
- Low blood pressure
- Extreme dizziness or loss of consciousness
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