Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.
Fasting Required: Yes – 12 Hours
Methodolgy: Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA)
It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.
Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
You MUST read the Test Preparation Booklet before taking the test. Follow ALL instructions listed in the booklet.
Results: 7-10 business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Description: The Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA) by ELISA/ACT, developed by ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies LLC (EAB), makes it possible to examine the general health of a patient’s immune system by monitoring delayed hypersensitivity responses to over 500 common substances. The tests identify reactive substances, which may be provoking the patient’s chronic condition. Patients are also provided a personalized treatment plan to help eliminate these sensitivities and restore overall health.
LRA by ELISA/ACT tests are the only tests that detect all 3 delayed allergy pathways (Type II, Type III, and Type IV) and offers the most items for testing. It identifies only symptom provoking reactive substances, not merely the presence of antiobodies, which can be harmful or protective. The unique ex vivo system tests the lymphocytes as though they are still in the bloodstream being exposed to foreign invaders, thereby, providing highly specific and accurate information.
This complete assessment of delayed reactions is useful to patients and physicians in developing a cost-effective, individualized treatment plan to improve the patient’s overall health.
The Basic Panel is recommended for simple, recent onset conditions.
Results Include: An accurate, detailed report identifying up to 505 substances as nonreactive, moderately reactive, or strongly reactive.
An easy-to-use guide explaining each reactive item, along with suggestions for substitutions. A laminated wallet card listing reactive items, helpful when grocery shopping or dining out.
Foods (66 Items):
Almond; Apple; Banana; Barley; Bean, Soy; Beef/Veal; Broccoli; Cabbage/Brussels Sprouts; Cantaloupe/Honeydew; Carrot; Cauliflower; Cheese, Processed (Cow); Chicken; Chocolate/Cocoa; Cinnamon; Coffee, Decaf & Reg; Cola; Corn (Maize); Cottonseed Oil; Crab; Cranberry; Cucumber; Egg, White (Chicken); Egg, Yolk (Chicken); Flaxseed/Linseed Oil; Garlic; Ginger; Gluten; Grape/Raisin, Green; Grape/Raisin, Red; Grapefruit; Lamb/Mutton; Lemon; Lettuce, Romaine; Lobster; Milk, Pasteurized (Cow); Millet; Mustard Greens/Spice; Oats; Olive; Onion, Yellow; Orange; Peanut; Pear; Pepper, Black; Pork/Bacon/Ham; Potato, Sweet; Potato, White; Rice, Brown; Rice, White; Rye; Salmon/Lox; Shrimp; Squash; Strawberry; Sugar, Cane/Sucanat; Sugar, Corn; Tea, Black; Tobacco; Tomato; Tuna; Turkey; Vanilla; Wheat; Yeast, Baker’s; and Yeast, Brewer’s.
Environmental Chemicals (15 items):
1,2 Dichlorobenzene; 2,4,5, T; Benzene; Carbon Tetrachloride; Chlordane; Chloroform; Cis-Dichloroethylene (1,2 Dichloroethylene); Cyclohexylamine; Endrin; Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane); Organophosphates; Soap (SDS/SLS); Toluene; Vinyl Chloride; and Xylene.
Additives/Preservatives (15 Items):
Aspartame/NutraSweet; BHA; BHT; Calcium Propionate; Diacetyl (2,3-Butanedione); Gum, Locust Bean; MSG (Monosodium Glutamate); Nitrates/Nitrites; Polysorbate 60; Potassium Bromate; Propyl Gallate; Saccharine; Sodium Benzoate; Sodium Propronate; and Sulfite/Metabisulfite.
Molds (28 Items):
Alternaria Alternata; Aspergillus Fumigatus; Aspergillus niger; Aspergillus oryzae; Botrytis cinereal; Candida Albicans; Cladosporium cladosporioides; Cladosporium herbarum; Epicoccum nigrum; Epidermophyton floccosum; Fusarium solani; Fusarium Vasinfectum; Geotrichum candidum; Helminthosporium halodes; Helminthosporium sativum; Mucor mucedo; Mucor racemosus; Penicillium notatum/chrysogenum; Penicillium requeforti; Pullularia pullulans; Rhizophu stolonifer/nigricans; Rhodotorula; Scopulariopsis brevicaulis; Stemphylium botryosum; Trichoderma harzianum; Thricothecium roseum; Trichophyton mentagrophytes interdigitale; and Trichophyton rubrum.
F, D & C Color Additives (20 Items):
Annatto; FD&C Blue #1; FD&C Blue #2; Brilliant Black; Carmine/Cochineal; Carmoisine; D&C Green #5; D&C Orange #5; D&C Red #33; D&C Violet #2; FD&C Green #3; D&C Orange #4; Ponceau 2R; Ponceau 4R; FD&C Red #2; FD&C Red #3; FD&C Red #40; D&C Yellow #10; FD&C Yellow #5; and FD&C Yellow #6.