Green Pea Allergy Test
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About Our Green Pea 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 Peas, including the Common pea, Garden pea, Green pea, Dry pea, Snow pea, Sugar snap pea. Peas are plants that are part of the legume family, and their pods and fleshy seeds are often eaten as vegetables.
Common Foods with Peas
Green peas are available fresh, sprouted, canned, or frozen. Peas are often boiled and flavored and eaten alone as a side dish. However, they can also be added to other dishes for their sweet flavor and firm yet tender texture. Peas can also be ground into pea flour for pastas and baked goods.
Foods that contain peas include:
- Vegetable medleys
- Pot pies
- Through consumption- eating peas or foods containing peas
Who Does a Pea Allergy Affect?
Anybody can be allergic to peas. However, because peas are a legume, there is some clinically relevant cross-allergenicity or sensitivity between peas and other legumes like peanuts and lentils. Symptoms include atopic dermatitis, asthma, runny nose, nausea, and diarrhea. Some individuals with a legume allergy are sensitive to all legumes, while others may tolerate most legumes and only show symptoms from one or two types. If you are allergic to peas, you should avoid including peas in the foods you eat.
People who are exposed to peas include:
- People who prepare their own meals with peas
- People who eat pre-cooked or processed foods with peas
Pea Allergy Reactions
Pea allergies can range from mild irritation to severe, potentially fatal reactions. Allergies are caused by your body misinterpreting something harmless as a harmful threat. In an effort to protect you, your immune system produces antibodies, which trigger allergic reactions when you are exposed to the allergen. Allergic reactions to food usually begin within minutes or a few hours of consumption.
Symptoms of pea allergy include:
- Tingling/swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath/wheezing
- Abdominal Pain
In severe cases, people who are allergic to peas can experience anaphylaxis (which can cause sudden blood pressure drops and block airways).
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