Rice Allergy IgE Blood Test
The Rice Allergy IgE Blood Test measures IgE antibody levels in the blood to help detect an allergy to rice.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Rice Allergy IgE Blood Test to measure IgE antibody levels in the blood and to help detect an allergy to rice. 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. As a result, rice is an excellent source of specific vitamins, minerals, and 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.
What foods or products should I avoid if I have a rice allergy?
Allergic individuals should pay close attention to avoiding 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 have rice flour
- Rice milk
- Some baby foods
- Rice pasta
What causes an allergy to rice?
A rice allergy is triggered by 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.
When should I order a Rice Allergy IgE Blood Test?
Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to a rice allergy. Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions, which can occur within minutes to hours after consumption. Common symptoms of a rice allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal cramps
- Itching or tingling around the mouth or lips
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
A severe, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis can occur in the most severe cases. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Rapid or increased pulse
- Swollen throat or lump making it difficult to breathe
- Low blood pressure
- Extreme dizziness or loss of consciousness
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