Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.
Fasting Required: No
Special Instructions: Specimen MUST be sent overnight to the lab Monday thru Thursday ONLY<br\>
Results: 5-7 Business days once the lab receives the specimen
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.
Food allergy is an IgE immune system response that is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach and in some cases anaphylaxis. The most common food allergies are to nuts, shellfish, wheat and dairy. According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, only about 4% of the United States population has a food allergy. The ALCAT Test does not detect Food Allergy.
Food intolerance, on the other hand, is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. The Alcat Test is now considered the, “gold standard” laboratory method for identification of non-IgE mediated reactions to foods, chemicals, and other substances.
You will receive a packet of information in the mail containing a color copy of your results, an interpretation guide, information on your free 1/2 hour consultation as well as a 4-day rotation food plan.
This panel tests for 237 food intolerances that can activate the immune system. It measures changes in size and volume of white blood cells in response to challenges with foods. This is a tolerance test, not an allergy test.
Apple, Baker’s Yeast, Banana, Barley, Beef, Black Pepper, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cane Sugar, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Chicken, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Corn, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fructose, Garlic, Gluten, Gliadin, Grape, Green Pea, Iceberg Lettuce, Lamb, Lemon, Mustard, Oat, Onion, Orange, Peanut, Pear, Pork, Rice (Brown/White), Shrimp, Soybean, Strawberry, String Bean, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Vanilla, Wheat, White Potato and Yellow Squash
Almond, Asparagus, Avocado, Basil, Bell Pepper Mix(green, red, yellow and orange peppers), Blueberry, Brewer’s Yeast, Brussels Sprout, Candida Albicans, Carob, Cashew, Celery, Cherry, Clam, Coconut, Codfish, Coffee, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Eggplant, Ginger, Goat’s Milk, Grapefruit, Halibut, Honey, Hops, Lime, Lobster, Millet, Mushroom, Olive, Oregano, Parsley, Peach, Pecan, Pineapple, Pinto Bean, Plum, Psyllium, Rye, Salmon, Scallop, Sesame, Snapper, Sole, Spinach, Tea, Watermelon and Whey.
Amaranth, Apricot, Artichoke, Bay Leaf, Blackberry, Black Beans, Black-Eyed Pea, Buckwheat, Caraway, Cayenne Pepper, Chickpea, Clove, Cumin, Date, Dill, Duck, Fig, Flax seed, Haddock, Hazelnut, Honeydew Melon, Kidney Bean, Kiwi, Lentil Bean, Lima Bean, Malt, Mango, Navy Bean, Nutmeg, Oyster, Papaya, Paprika, Peppermint, Pistachio, Pumpkin, Radish, Raspberry, Red Beet/ Beet Sugar, Safflower, Sage, Sardine/Herring, Sea Bass, Sunflower, Tapioca, Thyme, Tilapia, Trout, Turnip, Veal and Walnut.
Acorn Squash, Anchovy, Bok Choy, Brazil Nut, Buffalo, Canola Oil, Cardamom, Catfish, Chamomile, Chicken Liver, Chili Pepper, Cilantro, Coriander, Endive, Fava Bean, Fennel, Flounder, Jalapeno Pepper, Kale, Kelp, Leaf Lettuce, Leek, Licorice, Macadamia Nut, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Maple Sugar, Mung Bean, Mussel, nectarine, Okra, Parsnip, Pine Nut, Pomegranate, Portobello Mushroom, Quinoa, Romaine Lettuce, Rosemary, Saffron, Scallions, Sorghum, Spelt, Squid, Swiss Chard, Swordfish, Turmeric, Venison, Watercress, Wild Rice and Zucchini.
Adzuki Beans, Arrow Root, Black Currant, Boston, Bibb Lettuce, Cannellini Beans, Capers, Chia, Chicory, Chives, Collard Greens, Curry Powder, Dandelion Leaf, Escarole, Guava, Hemp, Horseradish, Lactose, Lychees, Molasses, Mulberry, Mustard Greens, Nutritional Yeast, Persimmon, Rhubarb, Shallots, Sheep’s Milk, Shiitake Mushroom, Spaghetti Squash, Spearmint, Star Fruit, Tangerine, Taro Root, Tarragon, Wakame Seaweed, Water Chestnut and Yam.</br\>