• Seafood is among the eight most allergenic foods in the United States
  • Seafood sensitivity can be difficult to assess through traditional testing due to the high rate of cross-reactivity and low specificity of skin testing
  • The major proteins involved in shellfish sensitivity are tropomyosin, arginine kinase, and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-binding protein.
  • The major protein involved in fish sensitivity is parvalbumin.
  • Some individuals are sensitive to the parasite Anasakis simplex, commonly found in seafood, but not to the actual fish or shellfish it infects

The Vibrant Seafood Zoomer provides:

  • Differentiation of species-specific parvalbumin epitopes instead of the whole proteins, identifying which fish species is most reactive
  • Detection of sensitivity to antigens of fish and shellfish, as well as Anisakis, which is an infectious parasite usually found in fish
  • A combined detection of both IgA and IgG, which reduces the possibility of missing reactivity
  • A peptide-based microarray technique which eliminates the requirement of testing different forms of seafood (raw vs. cooked)
  • A scale of reactivity which may help make decisions between rotation or elimination diets

 

Not Available in New York state
Only healthcare providers licensed in their state may order laboratory testing.

Seafood Zoomer

$275.00Price
  • Shellfish

    Crustacean

    Crab

    • Blue crab
    • Mud crab
    • Cancer pagurus
    • King crab

    Shrimp & Prawn

    • Brown shrimp
    • Chinese white shrimp
    • Greasy back shrimp
    • Northern red shrimp
    • Penaeid shrimp
    • Sand shrimp
    • White leg shrimp
    • Banana prawn
    • Giant fresh water prawn
    • Giant tiger prawn
    • Kuruma prawn

    Lobster

    • American lobster
    • Chinese spiny lobster
    • European lobster
    • Flathead lobster
    • South African spiny lobster
    • Louisiana crawfish

    Mollusk

    Clam

    • Hard-Shell Clam
    • Soft-Shell Clam
    • Manila Clam
    • Razor Clam
    • Geoduck
    • Ocean Quahog
    • Surf Clam
    • Donax Clam

    Mussel

    • Zebra Mussel
    • Blue Mussel
    • Rabbitsfoot Mussel
    • Snuffbox Mussel
    • Horse Mussel

    Oyster

    • Pacific Oyster
    • Kumamoto Oyster
    • Atlantic Oyster
    • European Flat
    • Olympia Oyster

    Snail

    • Roman snail
    • Garden snail
    • European snail

    Scallop

    • Sea Scallop
    • Weathervane Scallop
    • Japanese Scallop
    • Bay Scallop
    • Pink Scallop
    • Calico Scallop
    • Queen Scallop
    • Icelandic Scallop

    Other mollusks

    • Squid
    • Octopus

    Fish

    White fish

    Cod and Pollock

    • Atlantic cod
    • Pacific cod
    • Patagonian toothfish
    • Haddock
    • Alaska pollock

    Flatfish (Plaice, Sole, Flounder)

    • European plaice
    • Dover sole
    • Olive flounder

    Monkfish

    Oily fish

    Mackerel and Tuna

    • Atlantic mackerel
    • Chub mackerel
    • Indian mackerel
    • Japanese jack mackerel
    • Skipjack tuna
    • Yellowfin tuna
    • Albacore Tuna

    Salmon and Trout

    • Atlantic salmon
    • Sockeye salmon
    • Coho salmon
    • Chinook salmon
    • Chum salmon
    • Masu salmon
    • Pink salmon
    • Rainbow trout

    Sardine, Herring, Pilchard

    • Brisling sardine
    • Atlantic herring
    • Alewife
    • Indian oil sardine
    • European pilchard
    • Pacific herring

    Anchovies

    • European anchovy
    • Argentine anchoita
    • Peruvian anchoveta

    Other fish

    Bass

    • Asian sea bass
    • Largemouth bass
    • Striped bass

    Carp

    • Bighead carp
    • Common carp
    • Prussian carp
    • Silver carp

    Catfish

    • Blue catfish
    • Channel catfish

    Other fish

    • Bream
    • Hake
    • Pufferfish
    • Croaker
    • Tilapia
    • Swordfish