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Seafood Zoomer

To test for and identify sensitivity to seafood, including fish and shellfish

  • 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

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

Symptoms Associated with Seafood Sensitivity Include:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas, cramps, or bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Irritability or nervousness
  • Asthma
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Hives
  • Skin rash

If I am allergic to seafood will the Seafood Zoomer detect this? 

No. Allergy and sensitivity are two different immune-based reactions and are based on separate types of antibodies: IgE is an allergy and IgG/IgA are sensitivity-based reactions. If you are unsure of whether you are allergic to seafood, consider running Vibrant’s 96 Allergy panel, which includes allergy testing to 96 of the most commonly consumed foods, including seafood.

What patients are good candidates for the Seafood Zoomer?

Patients who suspect sensitivity to one or more varieties of seafood, including fish and shellfish, should run the Vibrant Seafood Zoomer. This test provides the most comprehensive assessment of sensitivity at the peptide level to all  major varieties of seafood, giving the most definitive answers to specific types of seafood one is sensitive to.

Recommended Tests to Consider 

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Regulatory Statement

The general wellness test intended uses relate to sustaining or offering general improvement to functions associated with a general state of health while making reference to diseases or conditions. This test has been laboratory developed and its performance characteristics determined by Vibrant America LLC, a CLIA-certified laboratory performing the test. The test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although FDA does not currently clear or approve laboratory-developed tests in the U.S., certification of the laboratory is required under CLIA to ensure the quality and validity of the tests.