Food Sensitivity & Additives Profiles

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Whole Blood
Collection Location:  In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

The Vibrant Wellness Food Sensitivity, Food Allergen, and Food Additives profiles measure antibodies to common foods and food additives to determine sensitivities, NOT allergies.

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

Key Details 

  • These instructions apply to all of Vibrant's Food Sensitivity and Food Additives profiles.
    • Food Sensitivity 1, Food Sensitivity 2, Complete Food Food Sensitivity, Meat & Seafood Profile, Vegetarian Foods Profile, Food Additives
  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • If you are currently taking (or have recently taken) steroids, immunosuppressive medications, biologic agents, or other immunomodulating medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of collection.
  • Your test kit may come with more tubes than needed. Please have the phlebotomist check the collection instructions and your test requisition form to determine the correct tubes to draw.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • Vibrant Wellness-recommended blood draw locations can be found HERE.
  • Freeze the provided ice packs for at least 24 hours prior to your blood draw.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • If you are currently taking or have recently taken any of the following medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of collection.
    • Steroids
    • Immunosuppressive medications
    • Biologic agents
    • Other immunomodulating medications

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Collection Instructions

  1. Bring the test kit, frozen ice packs, and completed test requisition form to your blood draw appointment.
  2. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.
    1. Your test kit may come with more tubes than needed. Please have the phlebotomist check the collection instructions and your test requisition form to determine the correct tubes to draw.

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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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Shipping

  • The phlebotomist will ship your sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-14 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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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support