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Overview Brief

Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN test is executed to examine whether the patient is allergic to wheat or gluten in general.

What is Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN?

Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN is a test that makes use of a prick test which is individually marked on the forearm or the back to examine whether the patient is allergic to gluten. 

Why is Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN suggested?

The Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN test is suggested in case of the following symptoms [1]:-

  • Skin inflammation or Hives.
  • Itchy nose and recurrent sneezing.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Headaches.
  • Runny nose.
  • Anaphylaxis.

Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye.

How is Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN performed?

In the case of a blood test, blood is withdrawn from the vein.

In case of a skin-prick test, the allergist would place liquid on the forearm or the back which is a wheat protein. The area is then pricked with a needle. If there is a reaction in 15-20 minutes that means the patient is allergic to gluten. 

What are the parameters measured in Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN?

In case of blood test in Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTENIgE (also known as immunoglobulin E, which is an antibody) levels higher than 0.35 kU/L suggests sensitization and the body is likely to react to the allergen. 

Preparation before performing Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN

The patient is not required to make any preparations beforehand. Fasting is not required for Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN test.

Post-care after Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN

Once the procedure is completed, the allergist might give you a cream to rub on the test area so as to relieve the discomfort and itching caused due to the skin test. It might take a day for the redness, bumps and other symptoms to subside. In case blood is withdrawn, a bandage might be required. 

Sample types in Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN

Scratch off the skin or a blood sample.

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Side effects/risks of Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN

The side effects of Allergy, Individual Marker, GLUTEN are:

  • Itching
  • Inflammation that looks like mosquito bites.

Minimum 15 minutes are required for the reactions to develop fully.

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