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How would I get tested for an allergy to wheat?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends on symptoms

An allergist can help you figure out what tests are best depending on your symptoms.
There are many kinds of wheat reactions: allergy, gluten intolerance, and other wheat intolerances. Different tests are used for each. Most are blood tests, but sometimes a wheat challenge is necessary to determine what is going on.

In brief: Depends on symptoms

An allergist can help you figure out what tests are best depending on your symptoms.
There are many kinds of wheat reactions: allergy, gluten intolerance, and other wheat intolerances. Different tests are used for each. Most are blood tests, but sometimes a wheat challenge is necessary to determine what is going on.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Many options

The best ways to test for wheat allergy are skin testing and blood testing.
Both methods are effective, both should be ordered by a board-certified allergist. Blood testing is looking for ige to wheat--many doctors are now ordering igg to various foods, but these tests are not valid/reliable.

In brief: Many options

The best ways to test for wheat allergy are skin testing and blood testing.
Both methods are effective, both should be ordered by a board-certified allergist. Blood testing is looking for ige to wheat--many doctors are now ordering igg to various foods, but these tests are not valid/reliable.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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