Food Allergy Testing
Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. Learn more about our food allergy testing options below:
100-Food Sensitivity Panel
Unlike allergies, food intolerances may vary depending on the situation. Food intolerance can cause multiple side effects like headaches, diarrhea, fatigue and other physical symptoms.
Allergic reactions impacts different individuals in different ways and may not be clear which food type are causing the reaction. It is highly recommended to conduct allergy tests to determine which foods may be causing the allergic reaction. Some examples of foods that cause allergic reaction may include peanuts, rice, bread, yeast products, butternut squash apples, pears and other food products.
The Alcat test is a food or chemical screening test that may be used to determine if an individual may have a sensitivity or food intolerance. The 100 food Alcat Panel will measure an individual’s sensitivities to 100 foods. This panel includes the 50 foods from the 50 Food Alcat Panel.
The following foods are example of some foods included in the 100 Food Panel:
Apple, Baker’s Yeast, Banana, Barley, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cane Sugar, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Chicken, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fructose, Garlic,, Onion, Orange, Peanut, Pear… and many more.
Food Sensitivity Panel
Food Allergies occur when the body recognizes a food component as foreign and mounts an immune response to the food. Identifying the presence of antibodies to food components can help individuals avoid adverse or even deadly allergic reactions to food.
this test identifies antibodies to Codfish, cow’s milk, egg whites, peanuts, soybean and wheat.
- Gluten is found in wheat, rye, and barley grains. The IgE test (gluten test) helps identify or rule out an allergy if someone is experiencing gluten allergy symptoms. This test will determine when a person has an allergic reaction to gluten.
- Celiac Disease is an extreme gluten allergy that causes damage to the small intestine’s villi lining. The allergy could have a genetic component to it.
- IgA and IgG antibodies to deamidated gliadin peptide and tissue transglutaminase (tTG/DGP screen), IgG antibodies to gliadin (AGA), wheat allergen-specific IgE (wheat IgE).