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Allergy screen (shellfish)

This is an important test to help detect and identify any shellfish allergies.

Venous blood
9 tests included
4 days turnaround

£200.00

£189.00

About Allergy screen (shellfish)

What is the Allergy Screen (Shellfish)?

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a type of antibody typically produced by the immune system to protect against pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Some people have a hyperactive immune system, which produces IgE in response to benign allergens from other sources, such as shellfish. This process mistakes harmless molecules for pathogens, causing an allergic reaction. Allergies are thought to affect over 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point during their lifetime. 

Why take the test?

This test is used to identify potential nut allergies. It measures the levels of IgE in the blood, along with screening for reactions to a variety of shellfish. The test will detect and identify shellfish allergies.

What's tested

Allergy

Single Allergens

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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