Psyllium (Ispaghula) Allergy Test

Ispaghula


Test Code: 602660
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Psyllium (Ispaghula) Allergy Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Psyllium.  Psyllium, also known as Ispaghula, is a type of plant whose seed husks are commonly used in dietary fiber supplements.  Ispaghula husks are a natural source of mucilage, which can help to regulate digestion and alleviate constipation or mild diarrhea.  Studies have shown that Psyllium has other health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, regulating blood pressure, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, and promoting heart health. Psyllium is often used as an ingredient in fiber supplements as well as foods such as breakfast cereals that are marketed for their fiber content.  Allergies to psyllium are rare but do occur.  People who are allergic will need to check ingredients, especially on products that are high in fiber.  Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include nausea, vomiting, itching, rash, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face or throat.  Severe allergies can cause anaphylaxis which can be fatal if not treated quickly.    

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 after ingesting Ispaghula (psyllium).  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.

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Psyllium (Ispaghula) Allergy Test

Ispaghula


Test Code: 2753
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Psyllium (Ispaghula) Allergy Test

This test measures a person's allergic reaction to Psyllium.  Psyllium, also known as Ispaghula, is a type of plant whose seed husks are commonly used in dietary fiber supplements.  Ispaghula husks are a natural source of mucilage, which can help to regulate digestion and alleviate constipation or mild diarrhea.  Studies have shown that Psyllium has other health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, regulating blood pressure, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, and promoting heart health. Psyllium is often used as an ingredient in fiber supplements as well as foods such as breakfast cereals that are marketed for their fiber content.  Allergies to psyllium are rare but do occur.  People who are allergic will need to check ingredients, especially on products that are high in fiber.  Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include nausea, vomiting, itching, rash, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face or throat.  Severe allergies can cause anaphylaxis which can be fatal if not treated quickly.    

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 after ingesting Ispaghula (psyllium).  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.

Categories: