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Gelatin Allergy Test

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About Our Gelatin Allergy Test

Note: Fasting is not required for this test.

This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Gelatin. It is a protein derived from collagen, formed by boiling animal’s skin or connective tissue.

Common Gelatin Products

Gelatin is commonly used as a gelling, stabilizing, or thickening agent in food, medication and vitamin capsules, and cosmetics.

Products containing gelatin include:

  • Ice cream
  • Yogurt
  • Soft drinks
  • Gummy candy
  • Marshmallows
  • Instant puddings
  • Cheesecake
  • Peanuts, such as Planters
  • Gel cap medications 
  • Some cereals
  • Some candies
  • Cosmetics

Some products may contain the ingredient gelatin, although they label it under a different name like collagen hydrolysate or denatured collagen. 


Exposure Routes

  • Through consumption- eating foods or taking medicine containing gelatin
  • Through injection- many vaccines contain gelatin as a stabilizer

Gelatin Allergic Reactions

If you’re allergic to gelatin, it’s because your body wrongly identifies it as a threatening invader and overreacts. Your immune system responds by producing antibodies. Next time you’re exposed to gelatin, these antibodies release chemicals that cause an allergic reaction.

Gelatin allergy symptoms include:

  • Hives or rash
  • Tingling or itching in the mouth
  • Swelling of the lip, tongue, throat, or face
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • In the case of extreme allergies, potentially-fatal anaphylaxis


HealthLabs.com offers a quick, easy blood test to determine if you have an allergy by measuring IgE antibodies. Compared to the irritation of traditional skin prick tests, our test is virtually pain-free.

- 4,500+ testing centers nationwide 

- Sample collection typically takes 10-15 minutes

- Accurate results within 1 to 3 business days


Sources

1. “Gelatin Allergy.” New York Allergy & Sinus Centers.https://www.nyallergy.com/gelatin-allergy

2. “Other Food Allergens.” Food Allergy Resource & Education. https://www.foodallergy.org/common-allergens/other-food-allergens


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