Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.
Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 Hours
It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.
Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Freezer brick must be frozen a minimum of 8 hours before shipping.
Specimens must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
To ensure the accuracy of test results, please observe the following:
• If testing for food antibodies, it is suggested that the patient eat a variety of foods for 2-3 weeks prior to food antibody testing (except for foods that are known to cause severe reactions). Doing so will help to ensure the presence of antibodies to allergenic foods.
• Interfering factors to the antibody test: Glucocorticosteroids (e.g., oral prednisone and/or steroid metered-dose inhaler), chemotherapy,
• Non-interfering factors to the antibody test: antibiotics, antihistamines, and antidepressants.
• Test may be inaccurate if the patient has liver damage or HIV infection.
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.
This test utilizes ELISA technology to evaluate serum for levels of IgG and total IgE antibodies for 24 frequently used culinary herbs and spices.