The IgG food sensitivity testing panel offered is a convenient home collection kit that screens for 96 commonly consumed foods that may be causing a symptom that is often very difficult to identify from the time the food is consumed, until the time the symptom becomes present. This is often known as a delayed food sensitivity reaction.
The results are patient specific and provide an easy, precise and effective starting point for dietary manipulation.
The benefits of food sensitivity testing are:
- It will help determine if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms, and much more quickly than eliminating and then reintroducing each suspect food one by-one over a period of time
- Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive, therapy that often mitigates patient’s symptoms
- Eliminating all identified food allergens after testing can reduce stress on the immune system, decrease inflammation (helping to heal “leaky gut”), resolve food cravings, and reduce the potential for eating disorders
Common Symptoms and health conditions:
- Abdominal pain
- Cohn’s disease
- Weight gain
- Bowel discomfort
- Skin rashes
RESULTS: 10-12 Business Days
Do you ever feel like you may have certain symptoms related to foods, such as headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, or fatigue?
Do you feel you may want to try eliminating possible triggers, but you are not sure where to start?
Our Food Sensitivity test measures your body’s IgG immune response to 96 foods that are commonly found in western diets.
An improvement in food sensitivity symptoms after eliminating the triggering food source is always the best test. Rather than randomly eliminating foods over many months and assessing your change in symptoms, you can have a directed elimination plan.
An antibody IgG immune response can offer guidance on what foods may be the best to eliminate temporarily, then complete an add back challenge to identify symptom producing foods.
Note that this test is not a food allergy test, which measures severe allergies that can be life threatening conditions. Food allergy tests measure IgE antibodies and can’t be currently taken at home. This test also cannot diagnose Celiac Disease.
Food can trigger an immune response which may manifest itself in physical symptoms such as:
-Dry and itchy skin
-Other miscellaneous skin problems
-Feeling bloated after eating
-Gastrointestinal (GI) distress
– Stomach pain
If you are looking to add a potentially ‘problematic’ food back into your diet to see if you’re still sensitive to it on your test results, it’s recommended to consume that food for about 4 weeks prior to testing. Please be advised that if you experience symptoms while eating this food, you’ve already identified a sensitivity..
Our food sensitivity test is highly accurate and can detect low levels of IgG reactivity.
IgG antibodies are generated in response to a trigger but are continuously metabolized (broken down) by the body; therefore, individuals who have since eliminated triggering foods from their diet may not have any elevated IgG reactivity to report. Additionally, foods that are not regularly eaten for any reason may not have any elevated IgG reactivity to report above “normal reactivity”. This does not mean that an IgG response to the triggering food was never present.
You may have an elevated reactivity to a food that you do not consume, which could be the result of cross reactivity to other substances you are exposed to in the environment or as a result of ingesting ingredients that you did not realize were actually in a food (for example, in a processed food)..
Lab Tests Direct will provide tailored suggestions about what to do next. While reactivity does not always equate with symptoms, it can help prioritize the foods selected for a trial elimination diet. Once you have your IgG test results, you can try an elimination diet of your choosing until you achieve the right balance of minimizing your symptoms while maintaining a lifestyle that you enjoy.
You may choose to not stop eating certain foods, but knowing your reactivity might lead to adjustments in how much or frequently you eat them.