Scallop Allergy Test
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About Our Scallop Allergy Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Scallops, a common shellfish.
Scallops are a member of bivalve mollusc family, and are closely related to clams, oysters, and mussels. They're highly nutritious because of their low fat and high protein content. They're also packed full of beneficial vitamins and minerals, like zinc, copper, B12, and selenium (which can help thyroid function).
Symptoms of a scallop allergy include:
- Itchy skin
- Itchy mouth
- Tingling face
- Swelling of the face and mouth
According to FoodAllergy.org, "60 percent of people with shellfish allergy experience their first allergic reaction as adults." That means that you could experience a sudden onset of allergies in your adulthood. Additionally, it is likely for shellfish allergies to result in severe reactions, such as anaphylaxis.
There are two main types of shellfish: molluscs and crustaceans. Molluscs are soft-bodied inverbetrate sea creatures, and they're usually enclosed in a hard shell. Molluscs tend to have a two-part shell and hinge at the connection. Examples of mollusks include snails, squid, oysters, and scallops. Crustaceans, on the other hand, have a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton, legs with joints, four antennae, and at lest seven pairs of appendages.
Just because you have an allergic reaction to a mollusc doesn't necessarily mean you'll have an allergic reaction to a crustacean. However, it is more likely if you're allergic to one mollusc, you're more likely to be allergic to other molluscs. And the same is true for crustaceans.
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