This blood test measures the amount of IgE antibodies in the blood and is ordered after having ingested some wheat-containing product.
Wheat allergy, which is not to be confused with celiac disease, is a very common allergy in which the body reacts to some of the proteins that are found in wheat. The allergic reaction occurs due to the ingestion or inhalation of wheat. This blood test measures the amount of IgE antibodies in the blood and is ordered after having ingested some wheat-containing product and when a person is exhibiting any of the symptoms that accompany a wheat allergy, such as swelling or itching in the mouth or constipation, diarrhea and vomiting.
This blood test is performed in following conditions such as:
After eating wheat, experiencing the following:
• Swelling, itching or irritation around the mouth or throat
• Itchy or watery eyes
• Hives or rash
• Stomach cramps
• Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
• Difficulty breathing
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround for the Wheat Allergy Test is typically 3-6 business days.