Legume Allergy Test
Legume Allergy Test
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to several types of legumes. Legumes are the fruits or seeds of plants from the Fabaceae family. They are rich in protein, fiber, and B vitamins. People with an allergy to one type of legume may or may not be allergic to other types. People who are allergic should be aware that a variety of products contain legumes including soups, ground meat products such as sausages or burgers, vegetarian meat substitutes, salads, and many Indian, Chinese, or Mexican recipes.
This allergy panel includes:
Allergy symptoms can develop anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after ingestion. 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 one or more types of legumes. For more 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.