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FOOD SENSITIVITY AND INTOLERANCE TESTING

ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a wide variety of sensitivity and intolerance lab testing panels that may help you start down the right path to feeling better. Food intolerances and sensitivities are very different from food allergies. Allergies always cause the same reaction, no matter how much of the food or toxin the body is exposed to, causing hives or asthma, and potentially life threatening anaphylaxis shock. Although food intolerances and sensitivities are rarely life threatening, the symptoms can cause lifelong discomfort, bloating or inflammation, weight gain or the inability to lose weight and intestinal problems including excessive gas or diarrhea. The ALCAT Tests for intolerances and sensitivities can pinpoint the specific foods, herbs, medications or environmental toxins that could be causing your fatigue, bloating and discomfort. It is often to determine which substances your body cannot tolerate because symptoms may not appear until hours or days later. Chronic inflammation caused by intolerances and sensitivities can cause long term health problems and make your body increasingly likely to become intolerant or allergic to additional foods and toxins.

WHY DO I NEED IT?

Research has shown that chronic inflammatory and degenerative conditions, ranging from skin problems like eczema and psoriasis to IBS, Crohn’s, and celiac disease, as well as many auto-immune diseases, respond to avoidance of specifically identified food sensitivities/intolerances. Food sensitivity testing and dietary modification is increasingly recognized by researchers, clinicians and other health care providers as a viable treatment modality for a number of chronic health problems.

Test Name

Gut Health Profile – Includes tests for HLA Typing for Celiac Disease – HLA-DQ2.5 and HLA-DQ8, Total Serum IgA, Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody (tTG) – IgA and IgG, Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) – IgA and IgG, Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA), and Alcat Food Sensitivity/Intolerance Panel for grains (both gluten and non-gluten)
Gut Health Profile in combination with a Comprehensive Profile – Includes the tests in the Gut Health Profile plus any Comprehensive Profile of your choice
Gut Health Profile (Genetic Portion Only) – Tests for HLA Typing for Celiac Disease – HLA-DQ2.5 and HLA-DQ8, the test that determines genetic susceptibility to celiac disease (CD) and can also rule out celiac disease
Platinum Comprehensive – Tests for 320 items including 200 foods, 50 functional foods and herbs, 20 food additives and colorings, 10 Environmental Chemicals, 20 Molds and 20 Antibiotics/Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Comprehensive Wellness 1 – Tests for 250 items including 200 foods, 20 food additives and colorings, 10 Environmental Chemicals and 20 Molds
Comprehensive Wellness 2 – Tests for 220 items including 200 foods and 20 food additives and colorings
Comprehensive Wellness 3 – Tests for 200 items including 150 foods, 20 food additives and colorings, 10 Environmental Chemicals and 20 Molds
Comprehensive Wellness 4 – Tests for 170 items including 150 foods and 20 food additives and colorings
Comprehensive Wellness 5 – Tests for 150 items including 100 foods, 20 food additives and colorings, 10 Environmental Chemicals and 20 Molds
Comprehensive Wellness 6 – Tests for 120 items including 100 foods and 20 food additives and colorings
200 Food Panel – Includes tests for all foods in the 150 Food Panel along with 50 additional common foods including pine nuts, chili pepper, coriander, Portobello mushrooms, mussels and 45 others
150 Food Panel – Includes tests for all foods in the 100 Food Panel along with 50 common food irritants such as black beans, buckwheat, mango, sunflower, safflower and 45 additional foods
100 Food Panel – Includes tests for all foods in the 50 Food Panel along with tests for additional common foods such as almonds, crab, pinto beans, rye and whey in addition to 45 additional foods
50 Food Panel – Tests for foods commonly associated with food intolerance such as peanuts, eggs, baker’s yeast, gluten and cow’s milk along with 45 additional foods.
10 Environmental Chemicals – Tests for common household chemicals including Ammonium Chloride, Chlorine, Fluoride among others
20 Molds – Tests for common household and outdoor molds such as Candida Albicans, Penicillium, Aspergillus and others
20 Additives/Food Colorings – Tests for common food additives such as Aspartame, Red Dye #1 and #40, Sucralose, and MSG among others
40 Male Herbs – Tests for popular male herb supplements such as American, Korean and Siberian Ginseng, Glucosamine, Lycopene, and 35 others
50 Female Herbs – Tests for popular female herb supplements including Black Cohosh, Evening Primrose, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon Balm and 45 others
50 Functional Foods and Medicinal Herbs – Tests for popular food and herbal supplements such as Acai Berry, Bee Pollen, Feverfew, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort along with 45 others
Pediatric Wellness – Tests for 70 items including 50 foods and 20 food additives and colorings
Herbal Wellness 1 – Tests for 270 items including 200 foods, 50 functional foods and medicinal herbs and 20 food additives and colorings
Herbal Wellness 2 – Tests for 220 items including 150 foods, 50 functional foods and medicinal herbs and 20 food additives and colorings

TEST DETAILS

There are different degrees of sensitivities and intolerances ranging from no reaction at all to severe and the reactions are dependent on many factors including stress level, amount of exposure, eating habits change of season and other factors. Test results will indicate the level of reaction to each specific food or substance:
Red Severe reaction and this food or substance should be completely avoided for 6 months.
Orange Moderate reaction and this food or substance should be strictly avoided for 3-6 months.
Yellow Mild reaction and the food or substance should be avoided if possible or eaten infrequently.
Green No reaction and the food or substance can be eaten or tolerated freely.

WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE?

You should see your primary care physician or a nutritionist.

Next Steps

  1. Schedule appointment, buy test online, or just walk into our lab.
  2. At our lab fill out necessary paperwork and have the collection done.
  3. Get your results. If your results are ‘abnormal’ or ‘out of range’ from the normal, please contact your physician.