Test Company: US BioTek
Test Type: Serum. Make sure you know which one you're supposed to do, as each kit contains both sample options.
Collection Location: In Lab
Food allergies and sensitivities are recognized to be correlated with many plaguing health conditions, but with proper identification and elimination of offending foods, many experience relief from their symptoms. Our antibody assessment panels can serve as useful tools in the identification of trigger foods in individuals.
Our 96-Food General Panel is a quantitative ELISA anaIysis of specific IgG and IgA antibodies to 96 common foods and spices. Read about the exact analytes under "Analytes in here.
Collection Instructions & Videos
- PDF of collection instructions are attached to this article
- Read Collection Instructions
Note: you'll have to get your blood drawn for this test. You can use this link to find one closest to you: Locating Blood Draw Centers
- Complete FedEx Express Billable Stamp and stick onto Clinical Pak.
- Stamps are prepaid for FedEx 2-Day delivery for lower 48 states. Contact FedEx for pickup: 1.800.463.3339.
- Do NOT initiate or request Saturday pickup or delivery from FedEx. Additional shipping charges will be incurred.
- Attention Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, & Puerto Rico: Mail specimen via US Postal Service with the prepaid Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box provided. A more immediate delivery is at the cost of the practitioner.
Diet & Medications
- It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Make sure to eat the foods that you are testing for in the weeks leading up to the test.
- Avoid eating foods that may have potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal.
- Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral or intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immunemodulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.
- Your provider will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together
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