The eClinic can organize US BioTek food allergy testing (IgG antibody) for analysis for 96 foods from a finger-prick blood sample.
Which tests should you get done?
Food allergy/ intolerances can be hard to track down. Through the eClinic, by now you should have had skin prick testing (looking for IgE antibody reactions to foods and inhalant allergens), and blood tests looking for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
If we still have not found your problem, then it would be worthwhile doing more extensive food intolerance blood tests. That is more blood tests: IgG antibody measured for 96 foods by the US Biotek labs
Foods tested: There are 96 foods that are tested by the IgG standard food panel.
The blood sample: the blood sample can be collected by you, in your home. All that is required is a finger prick.
What you get: The fee for this service includes: Sample collecting kit/ postage of kit to you / laboratory fees/ laboratory results/ interpretation by Dr Ford.
The process: Once you have made the purchase:
- We send you the test-collection-kit
- You take the blood sample
- You post the sample to the laboratory agent
- US BioTek measures the sample
- We send you the results
- Dr Ford sends you his interpretation.
Please email us before you order this test.
Here is an excerpt from the US Biotek website:
US BioTek Laboratories IgG antibody assays measure all 4 subclasses (IgG1 through IgG4) and are reported as a total IgG value on a semi-quantitative scale for each antigen.
Note: Food-specific-IgA and IgG have been utilized in research settings as a tool for a guided elimination diet in patients with food-related complaints. However, the clinical relevance of food and inhalant-specific IgA and IgG is not established. IgA and IgG antibodies are indicators of antigen exposure and are not directly indicative of allergic disease. Test results must be evaluated by the healthcare practitioner who understands the limitations of these tests. To learn more, click on our Disclaimer. [link to http://www.usbiotek.com/Disclaimer.php] Not all insurers may provide coverage for these tests.