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This Gluten Allergy Test uses a blood sample to determine whether or not you are allergic or sensitive to gluten. Gluten is a combination of proteins found in wheat and other grains and is a common additive in many processed foods. While not as severe as symptoms associated with Celiac disease (a more severe gluten-related condition), gluten allergies can cause discomfort, gas, bloating, and/or diarrhea. To identify this specific allergy, order our Gluten Allergy Test today.
Our gluten allergy test is simple and convenient. First, add the gluten allergy test to your cart and check out online. Then, at the time of your choosing, stop by one of our 4,000+ facilities nationwide. You don’t need an appointment; just walk in when it’s convenient for you! A member of our team will use the skin prick method to collect a small blood sample. That’s all it takes! In most cases, our patients are in and out within thirty minutes and ready to go on with the rest of their day.
Once we’ve collected your sample, we will process it in a CLIA-certified laboratory. Within about 24-72 hours, you will have full results about your gluten allergy.
Gluten allergy1 or intolerance can cause a wide range of symptoms. In some cases, you may notice that you have gluten allergy symptoms shortly after consuming anything containing gluten. In other cases, you may notice ongoing symptoms, especially if you consume gluten on a regular basis.
Common symptoms include:
In some cases, gluten allergy can lead to anaphylactic reactions, which may require emergency treatment.
Reading the results of your allergy test shouldn’t be more complicated than the test itself. We aim to make it as easy as possible to understand the results of your allergy test. Our gluten allergy test is a blood test that measures your body’s sensitivity to foreign substances by testing for IgE antibodies in the body.
When you review your results, you will note three categories. The “results” range will show the direct results of your gluten allergy test, based on the IgE antibodies in your blood. The “reference range” will lay out the threshold for an allergy to gluten, including what the result would be for someone who does have a gluten allergy and someone who does not. Finally, the “flag” column will lay out the results for you, including whether your results are normal/non-reactive or abnormal/reactive. A reactive or abnormal flag will indicate that you likely have a gluten allergy.
With gluten-free diets rising in popularity for a variety of reasons, many people find themselves wondering if they may need a gluten allergy test to help determine whether they have a real sensitivity to gluten. In many cases, a gluten allergy test can provide more insights into how your body is reacting to foreign substances.
If you aren’t sure what your body is reacting to, on the other hand, it may be more effective to start with a generalized food allergy test. A basic food allergy panel may provide you with more insight into a wider range of potential allergens you may need to avoid, including gluten/wheat, soy, oats, cow’s milk, and egg whites. With those deeper insights into potential food allergies, you may feel more confident about your changing diet.
Food allergies, including gluten allergies, may show themselves in several ways. You may break out in a rash or hives, have stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, or, in some cases, have an anaphylactic reaction, in which you stop breathing due to your exposure to the allergen. Carefully monitoring for those symptoms and avoiding foods that may trigger an allergic response can prove critical.
Allergies can often grow worse over time, especially if you continue to expose yourself to the allergen. If you have a gluten allergy, you should remove gluten from your diet and talk to your doctor about future steps.
No. Gluten sensitivity or gluten allergies can occur even in a population that does not have Celiac disease. Celiac disease can cause an immune reaction in the small intestine, including diarrhea, fatigue, bloating, and anemia. It can, over time, lead to serious complications for the patient, especially if not treated effectively.