apollo

Allergy, Shrimp in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad

No preparation required

MRP206725% off
1550
circle logo₹78 cashback

testsTest(s) Included (1)

  • ALLERGY, SHRIMP

    1 test included

    expand
*Optional Tests: Testing of these is conditional depending on results of other tests

About

blood sample
Sample

BLOOD

Gender
Gender

Both

users
Age group

7 years & above

As the name suggests, the shrimp allergy test helps detect and diagnose the presence of a shrimp allergy. The allergy might start with mild symptoms but can become severe. Therefore, you must analyse the allergy early on to avoid the allergen.

Below are some  of the symptoms you should look out for:

  • Swelling up of your throat, tongue, and lips
  • Hives
  • Chest tightness
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Indigestion
  • Pale or blue skin
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Eczema 
  • Itching

If you start experiencing any of these symptoms upon consumption of shrimp, then you must get the shrimp allergy test. Once you head to the healthcare practitioner to get yourself tested, be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What exactly were your symptoms? Were they severe?
  • When did you first notice these symptoms?
  • Did anyone else who dined with you experience the same symptoms?
  • Have you reacted to shrimp in the past?
  • Do you have a family history of allergy?
  • Do you have asthma or eczema?
  • What other food items did you consume in the same meal?

Once the doctor understands the situation better, they might ask you to undergo the test. However, you can go about the shrimp allergy test in two ways. They are as follows:

  • Skin prick test: This test involves getting your skin pricked and exposed to minuscule amounts of protein found in shrimp. If you are allergic to shrimp, you will develop a hive (bump) at the test site. 
  • Blood test: The blood test, also known as the allergen-specific IgE antibody test, can detect the presence of a shrimp allergy by gauging the amount of IgE antibodies in the bloodstream.

The only way to possibly treat this allergy is to avoid shrimp altogether. You can use antihistamines like Benadryl to get rid of mild allergy symptoms. But if the allergic reaction is too severe, it is better to consult a doctor.

Allergies are a direct result of immune system overreaction. In this case, the immune system will mistake specific proteins present inside the shrimp as dangerous. As a result, the body produces antibodies, resulting in the symptoms mentioned above.

Apollo 24|7 offers a comprehensive shrimp allergy test cost which produces the results within eight days.

If you test positive for the above allergy, here is a list of precautions you must take at all times:

  • Read labels carefully: Read labels carefully before you buy food items. Shrimp is generally never a hidden ingredient, but you can find it in certain seafood flavouring. 
  • Be careful while dining out: Make sure that the cutlery and food served to you have had no contact with shrimp. Even the slightest exposure to the shrimp protein can trigger an allergic reaction. 
  • Keep your distance from places where shrimp is prepared: Avoid places that process or prepare shrimp. Some people might be allergic to shellfish steam released during cooking. 
     

faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will it take for the symptoms to appear if I consume shrimp?

If you consume shrimp, you have a very short window before the allergy symptoms appear. On average, you have a time frame ranging from a few minutes to an hour before the symptoms develop. These symptoms will include swelling of the throat, face, lips, and other body parts.

Will I feel sick after allergy testing?

Yes, there is a chance you might feel a little sick after allergy testing. The most common reactions to the shrimp allergy test are swelling and itching at the test site. Some other side effects of the test include:  Hives  Nausea  Light-headedness Wheezing  Running nose Itching in the nose, throat, and eyes

Is it possible to be allergic to only shrimp and not other shellfish?

Yes, you can be allergic to a particular type of shellfish. Furthermore, it is possible to be allergic to a single type of shrimp as well.

What medicine can you use to treat a mild allergic reaction?

You can use antihistamines like Benadryl to eliminate mild allergic reactions. However, antihistamines will have almost no effect on anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). These medications will work too slowly for a rapidly progressing reaction.

Is it possible to outgrow a shrimp allergy?

In rare cases, people grow out of their shrimp allergy. But generally, people with a shrimp allergy retain it for the rest of their lives.

Is there any special preparation required before the shrimp allergy test?

No special preparation required before getting your allergy test done.

Most Popular tests & packages

Complete Blood Count (CBC) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Glucose, Fasting in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | HbA1c, Glycated Hemoglobin in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Dengue NS1 Antigen - Elisa in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Complete Urine Examination in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Glucose, Post Prandial (PP), 2 Hours (Post Meal) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Lipid Profile in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Liver Function Test (LFT) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Thyroid Profile (Total T3, Total T4, TSH) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | C - Reactive Protein CRP (Quantitative) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Creatinine, Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Platelet Count in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Culture And Sensitivity Urine in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Peripheral Smear For Malarial Parasite (MP) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Renal Profile/Renal Function Test (RFT/KFT) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Widal Test ( Slide Method ) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Glucose, Random in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Dengue Profile - Elisa in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Uric Acid - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Total Beta - HCG (TB-HCG) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Hemoglobin in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Hemogram in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Electrolytes - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Vitamin B12 in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Prothrombin Time (PT/INR) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Potassium - Serum / Plasma in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Thyroid Profile - Free (FT3, FT4, TSH) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Urea And Creatinine in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Sodium - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Vitamin D - 25 Hydroxy (D2+D3) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Blood Group ABO And RH Factor in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Dengue Fever NS1 Antigen, Rapid in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Hiv Rapid in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad

Allergy, Shrimp near you

Allergy, Shrimp in Beeramguda | Allergy, Shrimp in Begumpet | Allergy, Shrimp in Kondapur Junction | Allergy, Shrimp in Kondapur | Allergy, Shrimp in Kukatpally Housing Board Colony | Allergy, Shrimp in Kukatpally Metro Parking | Allergy, Shrimp in Lingampally | Allergy, Shrimp in Madhapur | Allergy, Shrimp in Manikonda | Allergy, Shrimp in Miyapur | Allergy, Shrimp in My Home Jewel Road | Allergy, Shrimp in Nizampet | Allergy, Shrimp in Sri Lakshmi Residency | Allergy, Shrimp in Malkajgiri | Allergy, Shrimp in Gachibowli | Allergy, Shrimp in Gopanapalli | Allergy, Shrimp in Jagadgiri Gutta | Allergy, Shrimp in Kanaka Durga Temple | Allergy, Shrimp in Masjid Banda | Allergy, Shrimp in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association | Allergy, Shrimp in Palm Breeze Rd | Allergy, Shrimp in Pragathi Enclave | Allergy, Shrimp in Rtc Colony | Allergy, Shrimp in Kothaguda X Road | Allergy, Shrimp in Rethibowli | Allergy, Shrimp in Banjara Hills | Allergy, Shrimp in Borabanda | Allergy, Shrimp in Kukatpally | Allergy, Shrimp in Hitech City | Allergy, Shrimp in Bhaskar Nagar | Allergy, Shrimp in Manikonda | Allergy, Shrimp in Balanagar Township | Allergy, Shrimp in Hmt Township | Allergy, Shrimp in Nizampet | Allergy, Shrimp in Administrative Buildings | Allergy, Shrimp in Amberpet | Allergy, Shrimp in Attapur | Allergy, Shrimp in Central Secretariat | Allergy, Shrimp in Dattatreya Colony | Allergy, Shrimp in Falaknuma | Allergy, Shrimp in Hasannagar | Allergy, Shrimp in I.e.nacharam | Allergy, Shrimp in Jubilee Hills | Allergy, Shrimp in Malakpet Colony | Allergy, Shrimp in Raj Bhawan | Allergy, Shrimp in Sitaphalmandi | Allergy, Shrimp in Cuc | Allergy, Shrimp in Manuu | Allergy, Shrimp in Bowenpally

Popular tests in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad

Urea And Creatinine in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Sodium - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Electrolytes - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Blood Group ABO And RH Factor in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Thyroid Profile - Free (FT3, FT4, TSH) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Hiv Rapid in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Hemogram in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Ferritin in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D (D2+D3) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | SGPT/ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Widal Test ( Slide Method ) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Calcium - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | HBsAg Screening - Rapid in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Testosterone (TOTAL) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Cholesterol - Serum in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Peripheral Smear For Malarial Parasite (MP) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Basic Hormone Check in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Dengue NS1 Antigen - Elisa in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Prolactin in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | VDRL (RPR) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad

Popular packages in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad

Apollo Womens Health - Essential in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Vitamin Check - Advance in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Womens Health - Basic in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Thyroid Assessment - Essential in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo PCOD Basic in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Kidney Check - Basic in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Fever Panel - Essential in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Essential Panel (Heart, Liver, Kidney and Sugar) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Vitamin Check - Essential in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Vitamin Check in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Full Body Check - Advance I in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Hairfall Check Advance Male in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Kidney Check - Advance in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Hairfall Check Advance Female in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Senior Citizens Care Female - Advance in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Diabetes Panel - Advance Male in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo PCOD Comprehensive in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Apollo Womens Health - Advance in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Free And Total Thyroid Profile (T3,T4, FT3, FT4,TSH) in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad | Holistic Health Check for Women in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association, Hyderabad

Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

  • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
  • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
  • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
  • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
  • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results