This test is used to determine if a person has an allergic reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Roughly 1 in 30 adults and 1 in 4o children suffer from a Gluten Allergy. An IgE test looks for antibodies which develop in a person who has a particular allergy. Gluten Allergy can display symptoms similar to other conditions such as Celiac Disease. Unlike an allergy, Celiac Disease can do permanent harm to the body if left untreated. Allergy testing when a person is experiencing symptoms can help identify or rule out an allergy as the cause.
Gluten Allergy is typically less severe than other Gluten related conditions like Celiac Disease. People with Gluten Allergy will often experience abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea when they eat products containing gluten. These symptoms usually stop when a person cuts gluten out of their diet.
A Gluten Allergy IgE test can be ordered to help determine if someone allergic to gluten. This test can also be ordered when a person is testing for Celiac Disease and has had negative results on Celiac specific antibody tests. An allergy test can also be ordered prior to Celiac testing to rule out Gluten Allergy as a likely cause for a person’s symptoms.
The Gluten Allergy IgE test typically sees results in 1-3 business days.
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.More Celiac Test & Disease Info