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Rice Allergy IgE Blood Test

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


Test Code: 602511

Also Known As:

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: 2809

Also Known As:

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

Rice is a vital staple crop for more than half of the world's population, and it is grown all over the globe wherever suitable conditions exist. Rice is an excellent source of certain vitamins and minerals, as well as carbohydrates.

Although a rice allergy is uncommon, allergic individuals may experience symptoms from ingesting or touching it and breathing in the steam from cooked rice. 

Allergic individuals should pay close attention to avoid foods containing rice. It may be more challenging to eliminate rice from a diet than it seems. Rice can be found as an ingredient in many snacks, meals, and even drinks. Some of the most common rice-based foods and beverages include:

  • Certain hot and cold breakfast cereals
  • Some granola bar brands and flavors
  • Rice cakes 
  • Rice pudding
  • Baked goods that include rice flour
  • Rice milk
  • Some baby foods
  • Risotto
  • Sushi
  • Rice pasta
  • Sake
  • Beer
  • Wine

An allergy to rice 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. Common symptoms of a rice allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Asthma
  • Dry cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Skin rashes and swelling
  • Eczema 
  • Anaphylaxis (a severe life-threatening allergic reaction)

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