Allergy Antibody Assessment Test
The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have adverse reactions to foods. Genova’s Food Allergy Antibody Assessment helps identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food intolerances. The test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, quantitative IgE antibody levels to the most common types of dietary allergens, and total IgE. Additional tests are also available for regional inhalants, molds, vegetables and spices.
Several controls are routinely included with each test to check for auto reactivity and to ensure optimal accuracy.
All IgG Food Antibody profiles are accompanied by a customized True Relief® four-day rotation diet that tailors a regime for antibody reduction and symptom alleviation.
– Avoid immuno-suppressive medications for at least one week
– Chemotherapy may interfere with test results
The Consequences of Food Allergies
Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body. Mood and behavior, including hyperactivity disorders in children, are profoundly influenced by food allergies. Symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to severe. They may include:
Testing Options:Combination Profiles–
IgG Food with Inhalants
IgG Food with Molds
IgG Food with IgE Food IgG/IgE Food with Inhalants; – Individual Profiles– IgG Food Antibodies
IgG Vegetable Food Add-on
Classical skin testing for allergies such as skin-scratch testing only measures IgE-mediated reactions. Assessment of relative IgG antibody levels to a multitude of foods using sensitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology identifies those foods against which the patient is producing antibodies. Measuring both relative IgE and IgG antibody levels provides an invaluable starting point for dietary intervention.
The key differences between IgE and IgG mediated allergies/sensitivities are summarized below:• Asthma
- Ear Infections
- Immediate onset (within minutes) • Circulating half-life of 1-2 days
- Permanent allergies
- Stimulates histamine release
- Includes foods, inhalants & molds
• Delayed onset (4-72 hours)
• Circulating half-life of 21 days • Temporary allergies
• Stimulates histamine release