Flaxseed (Linseed) Allergy Test

Linseed


Test Code: 605610
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Flaxseed (Linseed) Allergy Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Flaxseed Flaxseed, also known as Linseed is used for a variety of purposes.  Seeds and oil from the flax plant can be found in baked goods, cereals, granola, smoothies, sauces, and salad dressings.  Flax is also used in other products such as textiles, soap, and paint.  Flaxseed allergies are uncommon but they do occur.  People who are allergic should check ingredients and recipes carefully. 

Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion or exposure.  Common food allergy symptoms include rash, hives, itching, cough, wheezing, tightening of the throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and lightheadedness.  People with a severe allergy may experience anaphylaxis which can be fatal.   

Food allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system.  The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them.  These antibodies trigger the release of histamine which causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction.  The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next.  Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have.  Positive allergy test results should be discussed with a person's doctor to determine the appropriate follow up.

This test is typically ordered when someone experiences allergy symptoms shortly after eating flaxseed or being exposed to products containing flax.  For further options, please see our allergy testing category.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Flaxseed (Linseed) Allergy Test

Linseed


Test Code: 11011
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Flaxseed (Linseed) Allergy Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Flaxseed Flaxseed, also known as Linseed is used for a variety of purposes.  Seeds and oil from the flax plant can be found in baked goods, cereals, granola, smoothies, sauces, and salad dressings.  Flax is also used in other products such as textiles, soap, and paint.  Flaxseed allergies are uncommon but they do occur.  People who are allergic should check ingredients and recipes carefully. 

Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion or exposure.  Common food allergy symptoms include rash, hives, itching, cough, wheezing, tightening of the throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and lightheadedness.  People with a severe allergy may experience anaphylaxis which can be fatal.   

Food allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system.  The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them.  These antibodies trigger the release of histamine which causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction.  The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next.  Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have.  Positive allergy test results should be discussed with a person's doctor to determine the appropriate follow up.

This test is typically ordered when someone experiences allergy symptoms shortly after eating flaxseed or being exposed to products containing flax.  For further options, please see our allergy testing category.

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Categories: