Contact Us 1-800-539-6119

Covid Banner

Oat Allergy IgE Blood Test

The oat allergy IgE blood test measures the amount of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in the blood to detect an allergy to oats.

Sample Report

Test Code: 602553

Also Known As: Avena; Green Oat; Green Oat Grass; Oat, Oat Bran; Oat Fiber; Oat Flour; Oat Grain; Oat Grass; Oat Straw; Oatmeal; Whole Oat; Wild Oat

Methodology: Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 2807

Also Known As: Avena; Green Oat; Green Oat Grass; Oat, Oat Bran; Oat Fiber; Oat Flour; Oat Grain; Oat Grass; Oat Straw; Oatmeal; Whole Oat; Wild Oat

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Order an oat allergy IgE blood test to detect an allergy to oats. This test measures the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in a blood sample.

Oats are the seed of cultivated oat. Oat allergies are typically caused by a protein, avenin, found in oats. Oats are extremely healthy. They are rich in nutrients, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids that help the body and heart stay in optimum shape.

Avenin, similar to gluten, induces the same allergic reactions and should not be mistaken for celiac disease. Celiac is a gluten allergy, a protein found in wheat. Oats may not contain gluten; however, they are mostly grown and processed at facilities that handle products containing gluten, including wheat, rye, and other substances. This process can cause cross-contamination between these products and trace amounts of gluten to be present in oat products.

An allergic individual should real labels since many foods and products contain oats. It is important to look for words such as avenin, oats, and oat powder. Some examples of oat allergy foods to avoid include:

  • Granola and granola bars
  • Cereal
  • Cookies
  • Oat flour
  • Oat milk
  • Pudding
  • Porridge
  • Oatmeal
  • Oatcake
  • Beer
  • Oat based creams and lotions
  • Oat based facial scrubs
  • Oatmeal bath

An allergy to oats triggers a reaction in an individual's immune system. The body views certain substances as toxic and produces IgE antibodies to these contaminants. These antibodies cause histamine to be released, which will cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions, which can be experienced within minutes to hours after consumption or exposure. Common symptoms of an oat allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Throat swelling
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Watery eyes
  • Puffy, sore, or itchy eyes
  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Redness around the lips
  • Tingling or itchy mouth
  • Tongue and lip swelling
  • Headache
  • Swelling of the face
  • Abdominal pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Trusted, Secure, & Confidential


Shop All Tests

Today's Offers