Lentils Allergy Test
Lentils Allergy Test
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Lentils. Lentils are seeds that belong to the legume family. There are several types of lentils and they are usually described by their color. Common types include black, brown, green, red, and yellow lentils. Lentils are high in fiber, protein, and other nutrients. They are often used in soups, salads, and recipes from Hispanic and Asian cultures. If you are allergic to lentils it can be important to check ingredients. People who are allergic to lentils may have an allergic reaction to other types of legumes such as beans and peanuts.
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 lentils. For a more comprehensive allergy test that includes lentils and other related food types, please see our Legume Allergy Panel. 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.