are quite common. Over 20% of the population is allergic to something.
Food allergies can have an immediate or delayed reaction. Obviously
immediate food reactions can be identified easily. However, delayed
food reactions are much more difficult to diagnose. The reaction
can occur up to 3 days after ingestion of the reactive food, making
it hard to link one's symptom to the food eaten several days ago.
Such hidden allergies are often the cause of many "chronic
symptoms." These symptoms can come in the form of sleep disturbance,
inflammatory arthritis, recurrent infection, mouth ulcers, eczema
and other skin rashes, hives, premenstrual symptoms, fluid retention,
colitis, epilepsy, hypoglycemia, weight problems and more. A simple
Food Allergy test can help determine which foods are intolerable
from milk to nuts. A specialized diet is usually included in a food
IgG Food Antibody Assessment(87 IgG foods + Total IgE): Price
Genova Diagnostic's IgG Food Profile
IgG Food Antibody Assessment is a food intolerance test which helps identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food intolerances. This immunological food intolerance test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, and total IgE. Additional intolerance tests are also available for regional inhalants, molds, vegetables, and spices. This antibody food intolerance test is ideal for patients who may suffer from delayed reactions/sensitivities to specific foods. It may also provide insight on intolerances, or non-immune responses, to certain foods. Additionally, the IgG Food Antibody Assessment includes a customized True Relief rotation diet plan To
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87 IgG Food Antibodies
Why use the food intolerance test?
The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have adverse reactions to foods, NSAID enteropathy, and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body. Mood and behavior, including hyperactivity disorders in children are profoundly influenced by food allergies.
IgG-Mediated symptoms may include:
- Ear Infections
Classic skin testing for allergies such as skin-scratch testing only measures IgE-mediated reactions. Assessment of relative IgG antibody levels to a multitude of foods using sensitive Enzyme-Linked-Immnosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology identifies those foods against which the patient is producing antibodies. Measuring both relative IgE and IgG antibody levels provides an invaluable starting point for dietary intervention.
NOTE: When ordering the IgG Food Antibodies test, it will be listed as “Allergy Antibody” on the Order Menu.
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The Consequences of Food Allergies
Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental
sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions
affecting virtually every part of the body. Even mood and behavior,
including hyperactivity disorders in children, are profoundly influenced
by food allergies. Symptoms can range from mildly
uncomfortable to severe and may include:
Asthma, Migraine, Eczema, Urticaria,
Arthritis, Ear infections, Sinusitis, Colitis
vs. IgG Mediated Allergens
Classical skin testing for allergies such as skin-scratch testing,
only measures IgE-mediated reactions and provides no information
concerning delayed IgG hypersensitivity reactions. Assessment of
relative IgG antibody levels to a multitude of foods using sensitive
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology identifies
those foods against which the patient is producing antibodies. Measuring
both relative IgE and IgG antibody levels provides an invaluable
starting point for dietary intervention. The key differences between
IgE and IgG mediated allergies are summarized below:
Immediate onset (within minutes)
Circulating half life of 1-2 days
Stimulates histamine release
Includes foods, inhalants & molds
IgG Mediated Allergies
Delayed onset (4-72 hours)
Circulating half life of 21 days
Stimulates histamine release
Includes foods, herbs & spices
Several controls are routinely included with each test to check
for auto reactivity and to ensure optimal accuracy. All IgG Food
profiles are accompanied by a customized True Relief® four-day
rotation diet that tailors a regime for antibody reduction and symptom
alleviation. A personalized patient wallet card highlighting the
IgG reactive foods is also provided to assist your patient in following
ALLERGY PROFILE IgE Inhalants + Total IgE Price
serum IgE antibodies levels to 14 region-specific
common pollens and environmental inhalants. This
test is ideal for suspected environmental or seasonal
allergies. To view a sample report and list of allergens click
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Various add-on panels are also available, including:
a 24-spice+ Total IgE panel Price $195.00 Click to view test sample
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Vegetarian Add-on 21 IgG Vegeterian
foods. Available only with the
Antibodies Test Price $110.00 Click to
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All lab tests can be done through the mail in the privacy of your
own home, except blood tests, we send you to a lab to have your
blood drawn for these. After you pay for the test we mail you the
kit, the results take two weeks, the test results will be mailed
to us and we will call you to go over the results, its that easy!
All tests include the consultation for the report of findings.
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800-956-7083 OR 818-707-3126