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Food Allergies Intolerances

Food Allergy & Intolerance Testing

Food allergy and intolerance testing Sunshine Coast, Gold CoastIgA Antibody Testing

IgA antibodies are one of the most important antibodies, as they are the body’s first line of defence against bacteria and viruses. IgA antibodies may produce to certain foods when the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (the mucous membrane) becomes inflamed or damaged. Individuals with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, or even those with suspected ‘leaky gut’ may benefit from IgA testing. Asthma, headaches, eczema, fatigue and irritable bowels are common conditions associated with IgA reactions.

 

Available IgA Panels:

  • 96 General (Western) Foods
  • 96 Asian Foods
  • 16 Inhalants
  • 95 Vegetarian Foods

 

The foods tested (Food Allergy) in a 96 general (Western) foods panel 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, Zucchini.

 

IgG Antibody Testing

IgG antibodies are the most common type of antibody found in the blood. IgG reactions generally occur hours to days after exposure to food antigens. It is often difficult to diagnose the foods that cause these delayed reactions due to the time between consumption and the reaction. IgG testing provides an effective tool for detecting the foods causing the response, and allows your practitioner to easily structure an elimination diet.

 

When doing an IgG test, it is recommended to eat a variety of foods in the two weeks prior to conducting the test. Include as many of the foods that are being tested in the specific panel you have chosen. If foods are not included in the diet during this time, the results may show false negatives, as recent exposure to these foods is often required for antibodies present in the blood.
It is recommended that IgG allergy testing is performed in infants older than 18 months.

 

Available IgG Panels:

  • 96 General (Western) Foods
  • 96 Asian Foods
  • 16 Inhalants
  • 95 Vegetarian Foods
  • 48 Herbs & Spices

 

The Allergy tested in a 96 general (Western) foods panel 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, Zucchini.

 

IgE Antibody Testing

IgE antibodies are mainly found in mucous secretions (from the nose, mouth, throat and gastrointestinal system). An IgE reaction usually occurs immediately (within minutes to a few hours) after exposure to an allergen, food or inhalant. This reaction can be referred to as a ‘true allergy’ or type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction. Asthma, headaches, eczema, fatigue and irritable bowels are common conditions associated with IgE reactions. Common IgE food allergies include eggs, nuts and milk.

It is recommended that IgE Food allergy testing is performed in infants older than 18 months.

 

Available IgE Panels for Food Allergy testing :

  • 96 General (Western) Foods
  • 96 Asian Foods
  • 64 Inhalants
  • 95 Vegetarian Foods

 

The foods tested in a 96 general (Western) foods panel 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, Zucchini.

Where to next?

Book your FREE Naturopathic Assessment Consultation to get you started. Consultations start at $57. 

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No matter where you are, we can offer naturopath consultation by phone or skype consultations and nutritional supplementation through Australia and Overseas. Alternatively, we would love to see you in person in our Brisbane or Gold Coast Clinic either or Buderim Naturopath or Caloundra Naturopath Clinic on the Sunshine Coast.

 

 

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