10 Additive & Exposure Profile

Test Details

Lab Company: Alletess Medical Laboratory
Sample Type: Serum
Collection Location:  In Lab (Requires Phlebotomy)

This test measures a patient's antibodies to 10 common additives found in food and manufacturing: anisakis, carob bean gum, cochineal extract, cottonseed, formaldehyde, guar gum, gum arabic, ispaghula/psyllium, latex, and tragacanth gum. 

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • This test requires a blood draw
    • Information on scheduling a blood draw can be found here.
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Do not eat a heavy meal prior to your blood draw.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Do not eat a heavy meal prior to your blood draw. 
  • This test requires a blood draw. You can either go into a blood draw center or have a mobile phlebotomist come to you. 
    • Information on scheduling a blood draw can be found here
    • To find an Alletess-recommended blood draw site, call Alletess Customer Service at 1-800-225-5404.

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Collection Instructions

  • Bring the test kit to the phlebotomist with you.
  • Please ensure the phlebotomist reads the test instructions included in the kit.
  • Sample collection, preparation, and shipment will be performed by the phlebotomist.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found here.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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  • Your sample will be shipped by the phlebotomist back to Alletess with the included packing materials and FedEx Express envelope.
  • Instructions are also linked here.

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  • Results should be released to your provider 5-7 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Alletess Medical Laboratories by calling 1-800-225-5404 or chatting with support