Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing

Food allergies and sensitivities are common contributing factors to chronic illness. Food allergies can cause gastrointestinal symptoms (such as those found in IBS). Interestingly though, food allergies play a role in many immune mediated conditions such as asthma, or in autoimmune conditions, or frequent infections.

There are several ways to test for food allergies. One of the most reliable and advanced techniques is to use IgE/ IgG4 blood testing (E95, A95).

Sample Report E95 Basic Food Panel

Sample Report A95 Extended Food Panel

This allows the practitioner to see both the short acting immune response (IgE class) and, importantly, the delayed or longer acting immune response (IgG4). Once the allergies are identified, a suitable treatment protocol is developed.

"If I test negative on a celiac test does that mean that I am not reacting to gluten?"

Please note that there is a range of reaction that a person can have to gluten. A person can be struggling with an allergic reaction to gluten without testing positive on a celiac test. The IgE/IgG4 testing offered by the CFNM in conjunction with Meridian Valley Laboratory will identify reactions to gluten without necessarily being celiac.

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