Food Sensitivity Testing

The ALCAT Test:

The ALCAT Test is a lab based immune stimulation test in which a patient’s WBC’s are challenged with various substances including foods, additives, colorings, chemicals, medicinal herbs, functional foods, molds and pharmaceutical compounds. The patient’s unique set of responses help to identify substances that may trigger potentially harmful immune system reactions.

The ALCAT Test objectively classifies a patient’s response to each test substance as reactive, borderline or non-reactive. Based on these classifications, a customized elimination/rotation diet may be designed to effectively eliminate the specific triggers of chronic immune system activation. By reducing this ongoing burden – and in particular, by reversing the sustained and destructive inflammation it produces – normal body functions and immune system balance can be improved.

The ALCAT Test has published research and clinical reports from practitioners from all over the world. By ALCAT Testing to identify foods and chemicals that are causing inflammation reactions in your body and then avoiding those foods and chemicals great improvements in health can be expected in chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, indigestion, and many acute conditions such as migraines and mold exposure. The ALCAT Test can also be used to improve sports performance at any level of athletics. The ALCAT can be an important part of an optimally effective weight loss program. Certain cancers are associated with eating certain foods and the ALCAT Test can help identify the foods that are possibly contributing to cancer inflammation.

 

The Immuno Bloodprint Allergy Test:

Identify and Eliminate Food and Environmental Intolerances

The Immuno Bloodprint®, based on a highly respected technique called the IgG Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA), can identify over 154 ‘trigger’ foods causing intolerance. Since white blood cells only remember the foods that were a problem for approximately two months, in most cases, the reactive foods can be gradually re-introduced into the diet.

Additional testing can also be done for Candida Albicans (an overgrowth of a natural yeast that occurs in the body); gliadin sensitivities (the protein component of gluten); and Helicobacter Pylori (the causative agent for most cases of gastritis, duodenitis and ulcers). IgE testing for harmful environmental substances such as molds, dust, weeds, pet dander, etc., can also be performed.

Within 72 hours, comprehensive test results are provided in a complete package that includes a report detailing the detected hidden food allergies along with a personal wallet-size reference card; a wide list of foods that can be enjoyed; recommended meal plans; helpful shopping hints; and recipes. Patient support is also available at no additional cost to ensure compliance.

The Immuno Bloodprint allergy test is different from other allergy tests in that it checks more than the standard medicine IgE type allergic reactions. In fact, most allergic reactions experienced by people are not IgE (immediate and severe type) mediated, most allergies are more mild slow type reactions from IgG, IgA antibodies. We offer allergy testing that is unique in the Bahamas because it checks for IgG, IgA and IgE allergies.

The Immuno Bloodprint allergy test can be used to identify allergic reactions to foods, molds, environmental chemicals, spices, food preservatives and more.

We offer a full lab service including various other allergy and inflammation test panels from several specialty referencing labs in the USA.

Click here to contact us if you have any questions about what type of testing is best for the symptoms you are experiencing.