NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
Allergy Test IgA (General 96 Foods)
Do you have food allergies?
The IgA allergy test is a simple test that you can do at your home or office. The test includes testing for 96 common food allergens by checking each food against your body’s IgA antibodies.
The Allergy General Foods Test
The general food allergy test is a simple test that can be done right from your home or office. Testing for food allergies is really important and can help to bring a great deal of relief once the allergic foods are found. The test includes:
- The test kit
- The test kit full instructions
- Express post overnight return delivery to laboratory
- Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone so you’ll know exactly what you need to do if the results come back positive.
How The Allergy Test Works
The IgA food allergy test is measuring the antibodies that your immune system produces in response to the allergy food list below. IgA antibodies are one of the most important antibodies as it is the body’s first line of defense so it can tell you which foods you are reacting to and which ones you aren’t. Testing for IgA antibodies against specific foods may be raised when the lining of the intestinal tract, the mucous membrane, become inflamed or damaged. Elevated IgA to specific foods can be a sign of damage to the mucous membranes in the gut.
Which Foods Are Tested
In this allergy test there are 96 common western allergen foods that are tested these include:
Almond, Amaranth, Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Beans (Kidney, Lima, Pinto), Beef, Beet, Blueberry, Broccoli, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheese (Cheddar, Cottage, Mozzarella), Chicken, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Cod, Coffee, Corn, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Egg White (Chicken), Egg Whole (Duck), Egg Yolk (Chicken), Garlic, Gliadin (Wheat), Gluten (Wheat), Grape, Grapefruit, Halibut, Hazelnut, Honey, Lamb, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce, Lobster, Milk (Cow, Goat), Mushroom, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Papaya, Pea (green), Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pineapple, Plum, Pork, Potato (Sweet), Potato (White), Pumpkin, Radish, Raspberry, Rice (white), Rye, Sesame seed, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Snapper, Sole, Soy Bean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberry, String bean, Sugar cane, Sunflower seed, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Walnut, Wheat, Whey, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yoghurt and Zucchini.
Common Allergy Symptoms
- Irritable Bowel
- Sinus Problems
- Reactions to foods and substances
Allergies Vs Intolerance’s & Sensitivities
Some people have allergies to certain foods, this means that when they consume a specific food that they are allergic to, their body’s immune system responds by attacking the substance in order to protect them from the substance. Allergies are always related to an immune system response. On the other hand many people have food intolerance’s, this means that when they consume a food that “disagrees” with them they experience symptoms that often seem like an allergy however the immune system isn’t involved which is difference between an allergy and an intolerance.
Food intolerance’s or food sensitivity’s are your body’s way of saying, “I can’t digest that” or “That food is irritating” or “That food in not compatible with me”. If you believe that you may have a food intolerance you may benefit from a food compatibility program or food intolerance and sensitivity testing.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.