IgG Food Allergy w/ Candida (94) - Blood Spot

 

Test Details

Test Company: The Great Plains Labratory
Test Type:
Blood Spot
Collection Location:
 At Home

IgG (immunoglobulin G) test results can aid in the structuring of elimination diets that may relieve symptoms of many chronic neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders. IgG antibodies are present in all body fluids and serve as a first line of defense against infection, but do not release histamine or produce the familiar immediate hypersensitivity reactions of itching, hives, flushing, or sneezing associated with classic IgE allergic reactions. In contrast, IgG antibodies may have more subtle immune effects, ranging from gastrointestinal bloating and nausea to headaches, mood changes, and fatigue. Unknowingly, people may continue to eat “offending” foods, not connecting delayed reactions to the foods eaten perhaps hours or days before.  

Key Things to Know:

  • This is an at-home food allergy test done via blood spot
  • Hydrate with plenty of water (2-4 eight ounce cups) a few hours prior to collection
  • Discuss with your healthcare provider if you are taking blood thinning medications or if you have a blood clotting disorder
  • Within 24-48 hours of collection, place the Dried Blood Spot collection card into the zip lock bag (with dessicant pack) and seal. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

Collection Instructions & Videos

  • Please refer to the Instructions Sheet from Great Plains Labs.
  • Find it attached to this article
  • You can also find it on their website: Read Collection Instructions

Shipping

Prior to shipping your sample:

  • Within 24-48 hours of collection, place the Dried Blood Spot collection card into the zip lock bag (with dessicant pack) and seal. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  • Make sure specimen is dry and close the flap prior to mailing.
  • Keep packaged DBS card cool and dry until transported to the lab.
  • Avoid leaving in vehicles, as sun and heat will deteriorate the DBS

Results

  • Your practitioner will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together

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Questions?

If you have any specific questions on collecting your sample, please reach out to Great Plains Labs at (913) 341-8949.