Allergy Health Lab Services

When immediate food reaction occurs, sufferers experience symptoms within hours of having ingested the food. Symptom onset is rapid and may include tingling of extremities, wheezing, coughing, tightening of the throat, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Sometimes in cases where nuts, shellfish, fish, and peanuts have been eaten anaphylaxis can occur.

Immediate food reaction is a fixed food allergy. The food to which you are allergic will almost always provoke an immune reaction when ingested. In immediate reactions the body over produces what is called Immunoglobulin E antibodies, (IgE). IgE binds to allergens and triggers an allergic response to any substance it sees foreign. Often, the reaction isn’t severe the first time, rather it is the second time of exposure that the acute reaction can occur.

A food sensitivity, as opposed to a food allergy, happens gradually and isn’t life threatening. Symptoms of a delayed food allergy can take up to 72 hours to appear. This type of immune response is mediated by the IgG antibody, which is the largest circulating antibody in our immune system and can cross the placenta from mother to child. IgG antibodies are the most common form of immunologic-mediated food responses. It can be difficult to identify the offending food since we eat so many foods that go through different processes and have many ingredients. It is estimated that 20% of the population have an adverse reaction to a certain food.

Food sensitivities may be caused by many factors such as stress, infections, overeating, artificial preservatives, additives, molds, pesticides, antibiotics, and environmental pollutants. Unidentified food sensitivities can then contribute to many chronic health conditions: including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, autism, ADD/ADHD, eczema, chronic ear infections, gut malabsorption, insomnia and many others.

Lab Test Comparison

Only ELISA directly measures lymphocyte response.  By directly monitoring lymphocytes, ELISA tests…

              • Identify ONLY true reactive items (less than .1% false positives)
              • Can detect ALL 3 types of delayed hypersensitivity
              • Are HIGHLY reproducible (less than 3% day to day variance)

The table above compares ELISA testing with other common tests of delayed hypersensitivity. Advanced Practice Clinic carries several labs which utilize ELISA testing: EISA/ACT & IMMUNO & The Great Plains Laboratories & Alletess- All have different options to chose from and are great choices.

See links below for additional information.

Read about LRA vs IgG testing for gluten sensitivity.

Study concludes poor reproducibility of cell size testing.

ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies LLC – (Our most comprehensive program) ELISA testing BEST

Food Sensitivity Panels

BASIC (144 items) $515                                                                                           Professional’s Choice (388 items) $1045

Enhanced Basic (212 items) $665                                                                              Professional’s Choice PLUS (406 items) $1100

Comprehensive (316 items) $945                                                                               ALL INCLUSIVE (505 items) $1500

Comprehensive with Medications (341 items) $ 1070

Food Blocks         46 Foods $263      –      96 Foods $405      –      115 Foods $595     –     166 Foods $678      –      238 Foods  $ 753                  

 Specialty Food Blocks       Vegan 188 foods $593     –     Vegetarian 206 foods $695    –    Kosher 227 foods $ 695      –      Halal 236 foods $ 695             

Food Additives/Preservative      FAP 15 items $120      –     FAP 27 items $203      –      FAP 45 items  $323                 

Environmental Chemicals     ECH 15 items $120      –     ECH 30 items $203     –     ECH 61 items $285

Omega 3 Testing:      Omega 3 $188    (as add on test $135)                     Omega 3 & Omega 6 $248      (as Add on Test $195)

           
Other Specialty Blocks       

                                                                     
FD&C Color Additives 20 $125

Mold 28 $203

Dander/Hair/Feather 10 $105

Toxic Minerals/Metal 14 $125

Medications 25 $263

Therapeutic Foods 46 $375

Therapeutic Herbs 18 $158

Silicone Panel 19 $225

IMMUNO ALLERGY & FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING —- ELISA Testing BEST

ABOUT IMMUNO LABORATORIES

Immuno Laboratories in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is widely recognized as one of the leading food and environmental allergy testing facilities in the world. Since its inception, the company has conducted over 33 million food sensitivity tests with 97% of its physicians testing for ten years or more — a clear indication of physician and patient satisfaction.

The Immuno Bloodprint® has been helping people “Eat Well, Feel Well and Live Well” for years and offers a strong satisfaction guarantee. This simple, affordable blood test can help identify food intolerances or hidden food allergies that may be the cause of chronic conditions such as arthritis, attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorders, autism, chronic fatigue, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, otitis media and more.

Identify and Eliminate Food and Environmental Intolerances

The Immuno Bloodprint®, based on a highly respected technique called the IgG Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA), can identify over 154 ‘trigger’ foods causing intolerance. Since white blood cells only remember the foods that were a problem for approximately two months, in most cases, the reactive foods can be gradually re-introduced into the diet.

Additional testing can also be done for Candida Albicans (an overgrowth of a natural yeast that occurs in the body); gliadin sensitivities (the protein component of gluten); and Helicobacter Pylori (the causative agent for most cases of gastritis, duodenitis and ulcers). IgE testing for harmful environmental substances such as molds, dust, weeds, pet dander, etc., can also be performed.

Within 72 hours, comprehensive test results are provided in a complete package that includes a report detailing the detected hidden food allergies along with a personal wallet-size reference card; a wide list of foods that can be enjoyed; recommended meal plans; helpful shopping hints; and recipes. Patient support is also available at no additional cost to ensure compliance.

Immuno Bloodprint 154 (Comprehensive) $650

Immuno Bloodprint 115 (Standard) $595

Immuno Bloodprint 108 (Kosher) $595

Immuno Bloodprint 104 (Vegetarian) $595

Immuno Bloodprint 88 (Basic) $375

IGE Food/Mold Allergy Panel $504

Anti-Gliadin Antibody Assay $120

Candida Albicans Assay $150

Helicobactor Pylori (H. Pylori) $160

Milk Sub-Fraction Reflex $200

Egg Sub-Fraction Reflex $80

tTG Tissue Transglutaminase Assay $120

Total IgE $88

THE GREAT PLAINS LABORATORY

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is a world leader in providing testing for metabolic, genetic, mitochondrial, and environmental factors in chronic illnesses.  They offer a variety of state-of-the-art metabolic and genetic  tests such as the Organic Acids Test, GPL-TOX (Toxic Non-Metal Chemical Profile), IgG Food Allergies Test, and GPL-SNP1000, our DNA Sequencing Profile.

EgG Sensitivity and IgE Allergy Panels

IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida (94)  (blood) $325

IgG Asian Food Allergy Test w/ Candida (blood) $325

Celiac DiseaseTest (serum blood)  $318

Gluten and Casein Peptides Test (urine) $165

IgE Allergy Advanced Combined Test (93/69) (blood) $1100

IgE Food Allergy Essential Test (12) (blood) $150

IgE Food Allergy Basic Test (25) (blood) $379

IgE Food Allergy Advanced Test (93) (blood) $750

IgE Inhalant Allergy Basic Test (36) (blood) $379

IgE Inhalant Advanced Test (69) (blood) $449

Immune Deficiency Profile (Blood) $299

Streptococcus Antibodies Profile (blood) $110

ALLETESS FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING

Alletess Medical Laboratory has been a leader in the field of allergy and immunology testing for over 36 years. They specialize in food and inhalant allergy testing, food sensitivities and other tests to assess the immune system. Alletess Medical provides quality laboratory testing services to healthcare providers and their patients all over the world.

96 Food IgG Includes Meal Plan $258
184 Food IgG Includes Meal Plan $400
96 IgG & 12 IgE Food (Pediatric or Basic) $298
96 IgG & 25 IgE Food $420
184 IgG & 12 IgE Food (Pediatric or Basic) $440
184 IgG & 25 IgE Food $560
Candida IgG, IgA, IgM $100
Candida Immune Complex (CIC) $100
Candida Profile $180
Intestinal Flora Immunity Panel $200
Gastrointestinal Panel $570
Casein & Gluten IgG, IgA $165
Protein Sensitivity Panel $180
Celiac Disease Profile $318
Helicobactor – Pylori $160

ALLETESS ALLERGY PANELS

5 Mold Panel IgE & IgG $130
6 Viticulture Panel IgE & IgG $150
15 Molds IgE & IgG $350
12 Food IgE or IgG (Pediatric or Basic) $150
25 Foods IgE or IgG $300
ACC Panel (Additives, Colorings, Chemicals) 12 IgE $150
ACC Panel (Additives, Colorings, Chemicals) 12 IgG $150
ACC Panel (Additives, Colorings, Chemicals) Bundled IgE & IgG $250
Total IgE $40
Total IgG, IgA, IgM $40
Note: Vegan or Kosher IgG Food panels available $120