Gluten Allergy IgE
Used to identify if a person is allergic to gluten.
Gluten allergy, which is not to be confused with wheat allergy or celiac disease, is a very common allergy in which the body reacts to one of the many proteins, called the protein gluten, which is found in wheat products. The allergic reaction occurs due to the ingestion or inhalation of gluten-containing products and foods. This blood test measures the amount of IgE antibodies in the blood and is ordered after having ingested some gluten-containing product and exhibiting any of the symptoms that accompany a gluten allergy, such as swelling or itching in the mouth or constipation, diarrhea and vomiting. This allergy is less severe than celiac disease, which is also a form of gluten intolerance.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
After eating gluten, experiencing the following:
• Swelling, itching or irritation around the mouth or throat
• Itchy or watery eyes
• Hives or rash
• Stomach cramps
• Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
• Difficulty breathing
NOTE: People with gluten sensitivity who are on a gluten-free diet may have negative serological test results for gluten sensitivity. This gluten allergy blood test for gluten intolerance has no fasting requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
The Gluten Allergy IgE test typically sees results in 1-3 business days.