Gelatin Allergy Test
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About Our Gelatin Allergy 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
- Soft drinks
- Gummy candy
- Instant puddings
- Peanuts, such as Planters
- Gel cap medications
- Some cereals
- Some candies
Some products may contain the ingredient gelatin, although they label it under a different name like collagen hydrolysate or denatured collagen.
- 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
- Trouble breathing
- 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.
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- Sample collection typically takes 10-15 minutes
- Accurate results within 1 to 3 business days
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