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Allergy Testing

FoodSafe Bloodspot Panel

One of the newest development in food allergy testing is the FoodSafe Allergy Test, which requires only a small amount of blood for testing of 95 food antigens. This test allows the patient to do the test at home or for the doctor to do in-office without a venipuncture. The finger is pricked with a lancet, and then drops of blood are placed on a blood spot collection card. The card is air-dried and returned to the laboratory for assessment. IgG results rank according to their concentrations, and then reported as safe, moderately safe, or avoid. These results can then be used to design therapeutic elimination or rotation diets.The FoodSafe Allergy Test [Bloodspot IgG Antibody Assay] is a finger prick test that you can do yourself. It measures the total IgG antibodies that cause adverse food reactions or allergies to common food allergens [95 foods tested].

The information provided in this report enables the client to design an appropriate diet to exclude the reactive foods. With this test, you can determine the primary cause of adverse food reactions.  Food that causes an IgG response is referred to as delayed hypersensitivity, which may come and go in cycles, depending on whether the food is eaten or avoided.

Food IgG levels increase in response to the presence of the food antigens in the bloodstream, especially those foods eaten often such as corn, wheat, soy, and egg. IgG responses may cause delayed symptoms, such as joint or muscle pain, chronic headaches, fatigue, eczema, and psoriasis.

Since IgG reactions often occur hours or days after particular foods are consumed, correlating symptoms can be difficult. The reactions can be subtle or severe and may lead to chronic [long-term] symptoms and chronic degenerative conditions.

When an IgG food is avoided, it may take 3 to 9 months for the antibody level against that food to decrease significantly. However, for the antibody level to return to the previous level, the food may have to be frequently eaten for weeks to months. For that reason, these foods are often less problematic when reintroduced; when consumed infrequently in a rotation diet, they seldom have to be avoided for life.

List Of Food Allergies Tested With FoodSafe Basic Test

The information provided below comes from the Meridian Valley Lab website.

Dairy

  • Casein
  • Cheddar
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cow’s milk
  • Goat’s milk
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Whey, New Zealand

Grains

  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Gliadin
  • Gluten
  • Hemp
  • Oat
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Teff
  • Wheat

Fish

  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Sardine
  • Sole
  • Tilapia
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Shellfish

  • Clam
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Oyster
  • Shrimp

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Beet
  • Black olive
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Green bean
  • Green pepper
  • Kidney bean
  • Lentil
  • Lettuce
  • Lima bean
  • Onion
  • Potato, white
  • Pumpkin
  • Pea
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tomato

Meats

  • Beef
  • Buffalo
  • Chicken
  • Egg white
  • Egg yolk
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Turkey

Fruits

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Cranberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Raspberry
  • Grape
  • Strawberry
  • Watermelon

Nuts

  • Almond
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower seed
  • Walnut

Miscellaneous

  • Baker’s yeast
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Cane sugar
  • Coffee
  • Honey
  • Mushroom
  • Xanthan GUM

List Of Food Allergies Tested With FoodSafe Extended Test

Meridian Valley Lab has recently added a FoodSafe Extended Test covering an additional 95 test.  When combined with the FoodSafe Basic test, you have 190 foods allergy tests.  The list below comes from their website as well.

Grains

  • Amaranth
  • Brown rice
  • Flaxseed
  • Millet
  • Psyllium seed
  • Safflower seed
  • Sorghum
  • Wild rice

Dairy and Meats

  • Duck EGG
  • Duck MEAT
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sheep MILK
  • Venison
  • Yogurt

Fruits

  • Blackberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherry
  • Currants
  • Fig
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pomegranate
  • Rhubarb
  • White grape

Vegetables

  • Alfalfa
  • Artichoke
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Bean sprouts
  • Black bean
  • Bok choy
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Butternut squash
  • Chili pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Garbanzo bean
  • Green olive
  • Jalapeno
  • Kale
  • Kelp
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mung bean
  • Navy bean
  • Okra
  • Pinto bean
  • Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Sweet potato
  • Water chestnut
  • Watercress
  • Yam
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini

Nuts

  • Brazil nut
  • Cashew
  • Chia seed
  • Coconut
  • Hazelnut
  • Macadamia nut
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachio

Spices

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Horseradish
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Poppy seed
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spearmint
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla

Miscellaneous

  • Arrowroot
  • Carob
  • Cocoa
  • Corn starch
  • Corn sugar
  • Hops
  • Maple sugar