Soy Allergy Test
Soy Allergy Test
This test measures a person's allergic reaction to soy. Soy is produced from Soybeans, a type of legume native to Asia. Soybeans are high in protein and soy is used in a variety of food products, especially meat substitutes. Soy allergies often start in childhood and while many people eventually grow out of it, some carry the allergy into adulthood. People who have a soy allergy should be careful to read the ingredients of the food they eat since many types of processed foods contain soy products. Symptoms of a soy allergy are typically mild but can vary depending on the person. Common symptoms include tingling in the mouth, hives, itching, rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, flushed skin, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. A severe allergic reaction can sometimes cause anaphylaxis which may be life-threatening.
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.
Soybean allergy testing is typically ordered when a person experiences symptoms of an allergic reaction after consuming products that contain soy. Request A Test also offers a Food Allergy Panel 1 which includes soy and other common food allergens. For more testing options, please see out Allergy Testing Category.
Results for this test typically take 3-5 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.
This test does not require any special preparation.