A 27-year-old male asked:
how severe is an allergy with the values of 0.22 ku/l for crab and 0.15 ku/l for shrimp? i have never had a reaction,just discovered in allergy panel
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
History is more: Important than blood tests in asserting whether you're allergic to a certain food, also skin prick testing is more sensitive and specific than blood allergy panel, but history of positive symptoms or an allergic reaction to a certain food remains to be the important parameter, talk to your doctor or your allergist,
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Negative: These appear to be negative values. However if you have had a serious reaction suspected to be from either of these foods, you need to talk to your allergist before ever touching these foods. If the tests are done for general purpose when you have never had any reaction from eating them then there is no reason to avoid these foods.
Last updated May 1, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.