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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...

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...

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...
Best is two tests. For food allergy, neither the skin test nor the blood test may be sufficient. It seems that the best testing involves both the prick skin test and the blood test. The "golden test" is a double blind food challenge, in which the patient is given wheat hidden in a inert food one time and another time an inert food without wheat; neither the patient nor the physician know which is given. Read more...

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...

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...