Allergen, Individual - Food Shrimp - Prawns Test, Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Shrimp and prawns are popular seafood items enjoyed by many across the globe. However, for some individuals, consuming shrimp or prawns can cause an allergic reaction. This happens because their immune system incorrectly recognizes proteins in shrimp and prawns as harmful substances. The Allergen, Individual - Food Shrimp/Prawns test is crucial in detecting an allergy to shrimp and prawns.

This test is carried out through a blood sample and it identifies the presence of antibodies that are produced in response to proteins found in shrimp and prawns. A positive result indicates an allergy and the individual must be cautious about consuming shrimp, prawns, and related products.

  • Test Name Allergen, Individual - Food Shrimp / Prawns
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No fasting is required for this test. Continue with normal water consumption and there is no need for any special preparation.
  • Report Time 24 hours

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Frequently Asked Questions

Symptoms of shrimp or prawn allergy can range from mild to severe and include hives, itching, eczema, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or anaphylaxis in severe cases.

This test is important to confirm if someone has an allergy to shrimp or prawns. Knowing this helps in taking the necessary steps to avoid these foods and manage the allergy effectively.

People who are allergic to shrimp and prawns can opt for other types of seafood like fish, or other sources of proteins like chicken, beef, or plant-based proteins.

Most individuals with shrimp allergy have it for life. It is rare, but not impossible, to outgrow a shrimp allergy.

Avoid consuming shrimp and prawns, read food labels carefully, inform restaurants of your allergy when dining out, and always carry antihistamines or an epinephrine auto-injector if prescribed.

It's possible, but most people who are allergic to shrimp are also allergic to other shellfish.

There is no cure for shrimp or prawn allergy. The primary treatment is avoidance. In cases of accidental exposure, antihistamines or epinephrine may be used.

Avoiding exposure to shrimp and prawns, managing stress, and taking medications as prescribed can modulate the severity of reactions.

Genetics and a family history of allergies are non-modifiable factors that can affect an individual's risk of having shrimp or prawn allergy.

No, if you are allergic to shrimp or prawns, you should avoid them regardless of how they are cooked.

If you suspect that you have a shrimp or prawn allergy, it is recommended to consult an allergist or immunologist.

There is no known way to prevent a shrimp or prawn allergy. Those who are at risk should be cautious and avoid exposure to shrimp and prawns.

If you have been diagnosed with a shrimp or prawn allergy, you may not need regular testing unless advised by your doctor.

It is unlikely, as most shrimp or prawn allergies are lifelong. However, some individuals may experience a decrease in the severity of symptoms over time.

It's best to consult your doctor, as individuals who are allergic to shrimp and prawns may also be allergic to other shellfish.

Awareness of one's allergic status towards shrimp and prawns can be life-saving, particularly in severe cases where anaphylaxis is a possibility. Being informed and vigilant of the foods one consumes and having open communication with restaurant staff when dining out are critical aspects of managing this allergy. Furthermore, having a dialogue with a doctor specializing in allergies will provide insights and proper management techniques tailored to individual cases. This will lead to a more confident approach in handling daily life while effectively managing the allergy.

Allergen, Individual - Food Shrimp / Prawns
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