Food Allergy Testing
Are Food Allergies Keeping You Sick?
Your body attacks food as a foreign invader similar to the way it attacks bacteria and viruses. It does this to make sure the food is beneficial and not harmful. Food allergy testing is used to identify foods that the immune system overreacts to. This over-reaction produces inflammation which is known as the “silent killer” because the longer it occurs, with little or no symptoms, it can promote disease in every cell of our body. Food allergy testing can help you remove foods that promote inflammation and help you add foods that are safe to eat.
Food Allergy Test- Delayed Food Allergies
This food allergy test targets not only the triggers of immediate (IgE) allergic reactions, but also of possible sources of delayed (IgG) reactions — the so-called “hidden allergies” or difficult to recognize allergies whose effects may not show up for hours to days after exposure to an antigenic substance. Traditional skin testing for allergies only identifies IgE reactions and provides no information concerning delayed food allergies.
What To Do With the Food Allergy Results.
This particular test comes with a personal guide that helps you plan daily meals and snacks so that you can avoid offending foods and still maintain a great diet. Most IgG food allergies need to be avoided for 6-12 months before attempting to add them back into your diet.
What’s Being Tested:
Turnaround Time: 7 business days
- This lab test is for Canadian residents only.
- Immunosuppressants such as prednisone and steroids will alter test results. Talk to your doctor before testing.