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Allergy: 1 Food Intolerance Test 1: IgA, IgG, IgM (Blood)

This Elisa test checks 96 common foods against the three main antibodies: IgA, IgG and IgM, giving the most comprehensive antibody test I can find. I use this to find the most obvious signs of food sensitivity. It can then be wise to combine this with the allergen cellular test to find both antibody and other immune reactions.  This test is included in the Food Intolerance Test 2, 3 and 4 for that reason.

Increased levels of IgG antibodies are an indication of recent food hypersensitivity. However, I have chosen to add IgA and IgM to IgG because, in some cases, IgG may not show up - if the immune reaction is in the mucosal tissues for example. IgA is the first antibody released, followed by IgM and then IgG when it is systemic.

Lab Info:

Here is the info from Alletess lab in the US who do this test for me as I cannot get it done in the UK:

The Comprehensive Food Sensitivity Panel measures serum concentration of IgG, IgA, and IgM antibodies specific to 96 foods

• Measurement of food-specific IgG, IgA, and IgM may be useful in determining whether a food sensitivity is present and, if so, the antigen(s) causing the sensitivity

• Elevated antibody levels are an indication of food sensitivities or various gastrointestinal or other disorders

• The assay is highly sensitive, specific and reproducible

• Methodology: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Please note that the sample needs to be centrifuged so you will need to have your blood sample taken at a place where that can be done - usually an NHS or private hospital (eg. BUPA/Spire or Nuffield have walk-in services and normally cost about £10-£20) or a large GP surgery. Also, note that this (and all Alletess antibody tests) must be couriered back to the US. UK Royal Mail no longer allows you to send samples internationally so do bear extra courier return costs in mind. 

The complete list of foods includes specific fruits, vegetables, dairy products, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, meat, herbs and spices (see list below).

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Sensitivity to foods is an abnormal response to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA and IgM), representing
a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction. Food hypersensitivity may be caused by many factors such as stress, infection, overeating, artificial preservatives, additives, fungicides, molds, pesticides, antibiotics, and environmental pollutants.

Among the many organs involved, the skin, gut, and respiratory tract are most affected by food hypersensitivity reactions. Food hypersensitivity contributes to many health problems and complaints, including fatigue, migraine headaches, rhinitis, asthma, recurrent ear infection, abdominal pain, irritable bowel, rectal itching, bedwetting, arthralgia, eczema, urticaria, rashes, and anxiety.

Identifying and avoiding foods to which a person is sensitive can solve many of these problems.

CLINICAL APPLICATION

The following conditions may be associated with food sensitivity:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disease
Attention Deficit Disorder
Digestive Disorders
Celiac Disease
Chronic Infection
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Obesity
Skin Disorders
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chemical Exposure
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

FOODS TESTED
(subject to chage without notice)

Almond
Apple
Avocado
Banana
Barley
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bean, Green
Bean, Lima
Bean, Pinto
Beef
Blueberry
Bran
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrot
Cashew
Cauliflower
Celery
Cheese, Cheddar
Cheese, Cottage
Cheese, Swiss
Chicken
Cinnamon
Clam
Cocoa
Coconut
Codfish
Coffee
Cola
Corn
Crab
Cucumber
Dill
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Garlic
Ginger
Gluten
Grape
Grapefruit
Haddock
Honey
Lamb
Lemon
Lettuce, Iceberg
Lettuce, Romaine
Lobster
Malt
Milk, Cow’s
Mushrooms
Mustard
Nutra Sweet™
Oats
Olive, Green
Onion, White
Orange
Oregano
Pea, Green
Peanut
Pear
Pepper, Black
Pepper, Chili
Pepper, Green
Pineapple
Pork
Potato, Sweet
Potato, White
Rice, Brown
Rye
Safflower
Salmon
Scallop
Sesame
Shrimp
Sole
Soybean
Spinach
Sprout, Mung Bean
Squash
Strawberry
Sugar, Cane
Sunflower
Swordfish
Tea, Black
Tomato
Trout
Tuna
Turkey
Walnut, Black
Watermelon
Wheat
Yeast, Baker’s
Yeast, Brewer’s
Yogurt

Hints & Tips:

For allergy tests, if you suspect certain foods, it is best to have those in your system for an antibody to show up. Obviously don’t start eating something you already know is a problem and make yourself ill!

Any steroids (inc creams) or immune suppressant drugs will affect results so the advice is to stop those for 48 hours if possible (talk to your health practitioner). Long term steroids may affect results.

Please remember this test has to be centrifuged and then couriered back to the US within a week.






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