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Is there an DNA test to detect a wheat allergy?

Is there an DNA test to detect a wheat allergy?

No: At least, not yet. There are other ways to detect wheat allergy. This involves identifying the presence of ige antibodies specific for wheat. This can be accomplished with skin testing or a blood test called rast. Both tests are good - neither is superior to the other; they complement each other. Studies show that IgG antibodies indicate protection against wheat & other food allergies. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Wheat Allergy (Definition)

A wheat allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to wheat protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


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How do I safely test if I have a wheat allergy?

How do I safely test if I have a wheat allergy?

Skin or blood tests: Wheat allergy, as with most food allergies, can be tested for with a blood test looking for antibodies to food proteins. A allergist can also do skin tests for various food allergies. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) can be tested for with special blood tests (the genetic markers can be found). Gastrointestinal doctors can do a small intestine biopsy, if needed, to help diagnose celiac disease. ...Read more

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How do you test for wheat allergy?

How do you test for wheat allergy?

Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy can be diagnosed with a skin prick test, a blood test such as immunocap, or an elimination/challenge test. The best thing to do is to see an allergy/immunology specialist. The immunocap blood test can be ordered by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can wheat allergy test be wrong?

Can wheat allergy test be wrong?

Yes but: A positive reaction only means sensitization and not necessarily a disease condition. This is just like getting a blood cholesterol test- the higher the number, the more likely (but not certainty) that you will have cardiovascular disease. The only definitive way to confirm it is with a food challenge at the allergist's office. ...Read more

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Where is blood drawn from when you go for a wheat allergy test?

Where they can: The most appropriate draw would be fro a vein.A common site is the inner aspect of your elbow. This is one of the most common sites where the success of getting a sample on the first try is high. ...Read more

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Can I have celiac if a skin test was negative for wheat allergy?

Can I have celiac if a skin test was negative for wheat allergy?

Yes: Celiac is due to an immune reaction to certain components of wheat protein, gluten/gliadin, but is not due to allergic antibody (ige) to wheat, so skin testing is negative in celiac. Certain blood tests showing immune reactions to certain intestinal enzymes, e.g. Tissue transglutaminase (ttg), are positive in celiac disease. Consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an external allergy test for wheat allergy?

Can you tell me is there an external allergy test for wheat allergy?

Yes,but: Some allergists will use pin prick testing to define skin sensitivity to a panel of agents, like wheat or beef, etc. They may not be as sensitive as blood tests which are often done at the same time to gain a better understanding of the patients issues. If positive by skin and blood, it would be better documented than by either method done alone and more worth the effort to avoid the food. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's an external allergy test for wheat allergy?

Help! need to know if there's an external allergy test for wheat allergy?

Yes: Ige to wheat can be detected by skin testing and / or blood testing. ...Read more

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Can wheat allergy test comes false positive if a person have hypothroidism?

Can wheat allergy test comes false positive if a person have hypothroidism?

Yes: If the hypothyroidism is caused by an autoimmune process, it is possible for allergy testing of other items to show false positives. I would get the thyroid disease settled down and retest or see allergist about alternative ways to test for wheat allergy that would not cross react with the thyroid antibodies the body is producing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have celiac if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Is it possible to have celiac if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Yes: A wheat allergy test is not the same test as a celiac tissue transglutaminase or endomysial antibody test. And even if those tests are negative, a small intestinal biopsy is needed to ultimately make the diagnosis of celiac. ...Read more

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Can I have celiac disease even if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Can I have celiac disease even if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Definitely: Contrary to common belief, celiac disease is not a "wheat allergy". It is the body's abnormal immune reaction to gluten, but it is not mediated by the classic antibody that mediates allergic reactions. Skin test to wheat is not the right test for celiac disease. Skin test negative or positive to wheat does not rule out or confirm celiac diz. If u r concerned, ask ur doc for the proper blood test. ...Read more

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Can I still have celiac disease if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Can I still have celiac disease if a skin test showed negative for wheat allergy?

Absolutely: Celiac disease is not an allergy, so the wheat allergy test is worthless here. There are blood tests that indicate the possibility for this condition, which is a problem of digestion. The best test, unfortunately, is a biopsy. ...Read more

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How does a gastrologist test for wheat allergy during upper endoscopy?

How does a gastrologist test for wheat allergy during upper endoscopy?

Wheat allergy: You should know that there are two different entities - wheat allergy which is an ige mediated allergy and gluten intolerance or so called celiac disease which is an IgA mediated disease. Upper endoscopy can determine celiac disease (gluten intolerance) but not wheat allergy through ige mechanism. Usually, those folks have thinned duodenal mucosa due to inflammation and even atrophy. ...Read more

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Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?

Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?

?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more

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I an suffering from excess hairloss.ial am very depressed.these are falling 60-70 in number daily.I have gone for wheat allergy test,tsh,haemotology(from the past two years my hb kevel is 7-8 only.three weeks back I had diarrohea and my hb level was 10.8.

I an suffering from excess hairloss.ial am very depressed.these are falling 60-70 in number daily.I have gone for wheat allergy test,tsh,haemotology(from the past two years my hb kevel is 7-8 only.three weeks back I had diarrohea and my hb level was 10.8.

Not surprising: Need to talk to your doctor. Iron-def has been linked to hair loss but there are other causes for it. At the minimum , you need to find the cause for your anemia. I also don't understand when your hgb levels were obtained. Was it 10.8 now but 7-8 2 years ago or vice versa? ...Read more

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Itchy flaky scalp&hair loss after eating diary product, lentils, fruit etc except chicken and whole wheat.Allergy and intolerance test was negative ...

Itchy flaky scalp&hair loss after eating diary product, lentils, fruit etc except chicken and whole wheat.Allergy and intolerance test was negative ...

Hair loss : It is unlikely that food allergies have anything to do with your hair loss and flaky scalp. A variety of conditions might be associated with hair loss like male pattern baldness (androgenic), fungal infection, syphillus, medications side effects, autoimmune disease, pituitary insufficiency and thyroid dysfunction... You need to talk to a physician. ...Read more

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What can be done for a wheat allergy?

Wheat Allergy: Is it a true wheat allergy or is it celiac disease aka gluten intolerance? You should see an allergy or gastroenterology specialist for full diagnosis and then a plan of treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more