Available Allergy Tests

Environmental IgE Allergy Tests and Panels

Inhalant allergy IgE test selection is based on regional allergen prevalence, allergen cross-reactivity, home or occupational exposure with special consideration of symptoms and history. Individual inhalant allergens include airborne pollens from grasses, trees, and weeds; animal danders, molds, dust mites and occupational allergens are available.

Clinically Significant Aero-allergens

Due to the diversity of species in North America, Regional Panels are configured to test the most common local and clinically relevant aeroallergens. For more information about locally significant aeroallergens, please contact the laboratory for specific panels. North American Allergens of Clinical Significance: The following allergens are known to be clinically significant in North America:

Tree Pollen Oak (Fagaceae); Birch, Alder (Betulaceae), Box Elder, Maple (Aceraceae); Cottonwood, Poplar, Willow (Salicaceae); Ash, Olive, (Oleaceae); Sycamore (Plantanus); Walnut (Juglans); Mulberry (Morus); Cedar, Cypress, Juniper (Cupressaceae); Pecan, Hickory (Carya); Elm (Ulmaceae)
Grass Pollen Rye, Timothy, Meadow fescue, Orchard, Kentucky (June) Blue (Fesctucoidea); Bermuda (Eragrostoideae); Johnson, Bahia (Panicoideae)
Weed Pollen Ragweed (Ambrosia); English Plantain (Plantanus); Sage aka Common Mugwort (Artemesia); Lambs quarters, Russian thistle, Burning bush, Wingscale (Chenopodium); Sheep sorrel (Rumex); Pigweed, Carelessweed (Amanaranthus)
Indoor Aeroallergens Cat; Dog; Mites (Dermatophagoides farinae, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus); Cockroach
Molds Alternaria; Aspergillus; Cladosporium; Epicoccum; Fusarium; Helminthosporium; Mucor; Penicillium; Phoma; Rhizopus
Mold Panels

Mold allergy and sensitivity is more prevalent due to our environment and other toxic exposures. People who suffer from allergies may be more sensitive to mold. Other susceptible populations may include asthmatics, children and infants, the elderly, or individuals with existing respiratory conditions or weakened immune systems. The Mold Elimination Plan, environmental management and sublingual immunotherapy have shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms.

Comprehensive Mold Panel Options:

  • 5 Mold Panel IgE & IgG
  • 15 Mold Panel IgE & IgG
Penicillium
Cladosporium
Aspergillus
Mucor
Candida
Alternaria
Helminthosporium
Fusarium
Stemphylium
Rhizopus
Aureobasidium
Phoma
Epicoccum
Cephalosporium
Stachybotrys

Applicable Tests:
Regional Inhalant Panel IgE
Candida Profile
96/184 IgG Food Panel(s)

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Total IgE

IgE plays an essential role in allergic disease and also protects against parasitic worms. Elevated Total IgE levels are an indication of allergies, atopic disorders, parasitic disorders or IgE Myeloma. Typical symptoms include asthma, eczema, rhinitis, and sinusitis. Total IgE measurements are not specific for the allergen causing the symptoms, but are used by some providers to screen patients for IgE related allergic disease.

Applicable Tests:
Total IgE (Quantitative)

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Food Allergy Panels

Food allergies and food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM), representing either an immediate or delayed response.

Specific IgE food panels include the major food allergens known to be responsible for immediate type reactions and are grouped for adult, basic or comprehensive panels. Individual specific IgE foods can be ordered from the lab’s inventory of over 100 different foods as needed.

Specific IgG, IgA ELISA food panels are arranged in comprehensive panels of 96 foods consumed in the typical western diet or 184 foods, many of the substitute foods typically found in rotation/elimination diets.

Basic 12 IgE Foods
Almond
Beef
Chicken
Corn
Egg White
Milk
Orange
Peanut
Shrimp
Soybean
Tomato
Wheat

Applicable Tests:
Regional Inhalant Panel
Total IgE
96 IgG Food Panel

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25 IgE Foods
Almond
Apple
Barley
Bean, Navy
Beef
Cantaloupe
Chicken
Chocolate
Cheese, Cheddar
Cod
Corn
Egg White
Garlic
Hazelnut
Lamb
Milk, Cow’s
Orange
Peanut
Potato
Shrimp
Soybean
Strawberry
Tomato
Turkey
Wheat

Applicable Tests:
Regional Inhalant Panel
Total IgE
184 IgG Food Panel

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96 Comprehensive Food Panel, IgG, IgA
Almond
Apple
Asparagus
Avocado
Banana
Barley
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bean, Green
Bean, Lima
Beef
Blueberry
Bran
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrot
Cashew
Cauliflower
Celery
Cheese, Cheddar
Cheese, Cottage
Cheese, Mozzarella
Chia
Chicken
Cinnamon
Clam
Cocoa
Coconut
Codfish
Coffee
Cola
Corn
Crab
Cucumber
Dill
Eggplant
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Garlic
Ginger
Gluten
Grape
Grapefruit
Haddock
Honey
Kale
Lamb
Lemon
Lettuce
Lobster
Malt
Milk, Cow’s
Mushrooms
Mustard
Oats
Olive, Green
Onion, White
Orange
Oregano
Pea, Green
Peach
Peanut
Pear
Pepper, Bell
Pepper, Black
Pineapple
Pork
Potato, Sweet
Potato, White
Rice, Brown
Rye
Safflower
Salmon
Scallop
Seaweed
Sesame
Shrimp
Sole
Soybean
Spinach
Squash
Strawberry
Sunflower
Swordfish
Tarragon
Tea, Black
Tomato
Tuna
Turkey
Walnut, Black
Watermelon
Wheat
Yeast, Baker’s
Yeast, Brewer’s
Yogurt

Applicable Tests:
12 IgE Foods (Basic)
Candida Profile
Mold Panel

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184 Comprehensive Food Panel, IgG, IgA
Almond
Amaranth
Anchovy
Apple
Apricot
Arrowroot
Artichoke
Asparagus
Avocado
Banana
Barley
Basil
Bass (Black)
Bay Leaf
Bean, Green
Bean, Lima
Bean, Kidney
Beef
Beet, Red
Blackberry
Blueberry
Bran
Brazil Nut
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Buckwheat
Buffalo
Cabbage
Canola
Cantaloupe
Carob
Carrot
Casein
Cashew
Cauliflower
Celery
Cheese, Blue
Cheese, Cheddar
Cheese, Cottage
Cheese, Mozzarella
Cheese, Swiss
Cherry
Chestnut
Chia
Chicken
Chickpea (Garbanzo)
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Clam
Cloves
Cocoa
Coconut
Codfish
Coffee
Cola
Corn
Crab
Cranberry
Cucumber
Date
Dill
Duck
Eggplant
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Fennel
Fig
Flaxseed
Flounder
Garlic
Ginger
Ginseng
Gluten
Grape
Grapefruit
Haddock
Halibut
Hazelnut (Filbert)
Hemp
Herring
Honey
Hops
Horseradish
Kale
Kelp
Kiwi
Lamb
Lemon
Lentil
Lettuce
Licorice
Lime
Lobster
Macadamia
Mackerel
Malt
Mango
Melon, Honeydew
Milk, Cow’s
Milk, Goat’s
Milk, Sheep’s
Millet
Mushrooms
Mussel
Mustard
Navy Bean
Nutmeg
Oats
Okra
Olive, Green
Onion, White
Orange
Oregano
Oyster
Papaya
Paprika
Parsley
Parsnip
Pea, Black Eyed
Pea, Green
Peach
Peanut
Pear
Pecan
Pepper, Bell
Pepper, Black
Peppermint
Perch, Sea
Pike, Walleye
Pineapple
Pine Nut
Pistachio
Plum
Poppy Seed
Pork
Potato, Sweet
Potato, White
Pumpkin
Quinoa
Radish
Raspberry
Red Snapper
Rhubarb
Rice, Brown
Rosemary
Rye
Safflower
Sage
Salmon
Scallop
Sesame
Shrimp
Sole
Sorghum
Soybean
Spinach
Squash
Squid
Strawberry
Sunflower
Swordfish
Tangerine
Tapioca
Tarragon
Tea, Black
Tea, Green
Teff
Thyme
Tomato
Trout
Tuna
Turkey
Turmeric
Turnip
Vanilla Bean
Venison
Walnut, Black
Watermelon
Wheat
Whey
Yeast, Baker’s
Yeast, Brewer’s
Yogurt
Zucchini

Applicable Tests:
25 IgE Food Panel
Mold Panel
Candida Profile

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Viticulture Panel (Wine)

It is estimated that up to 7% of the population may have a wine allergy or wine sensitivity. Common symptoms include flushed skin, runny nose, itching, stomach cramps, diarrhea and even irregular heartbeat.

Many believe that sulfites are the cause of wine intolerance or wine allergy. However, there is no conclusive research to support this claim. All wines contain sulfites as yeast naturally produces sulfites during fermentation. Other components of wine (red and white) that may trigger an immune response are glycoproteins, tyramine, tannins and prostaglandins.

Comprehensive Viticulture Panel:

  • 6 IgE & IgG Allergens
Brewer’s Yeast
Grape
Wine, Red
Wine, Vinegar
Wine, White
Wine, Yeast

Applicable Tests:
Candida Profile
96/184 IgG Food Panel(s)

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Additives, Colorings, Chemicals (ACC)

Food colorings are one of the most widely used and dangerous additives. They are a large and varied group of substances added to food to prevent growth of microorganisms, give color or flavor, improve texture or prevent browning.

Chemical sensitivity is a chronic condition affecting different parts of the body and usually occurs in response to a chemical exposure. Chemical sensitivities appear to develop in people who are prone to other types of allergy. They may have a history of asthma, eczema, or hay fever in the past, or genetic predisposition.

Comprehensive ACC Panel:
  • 12 IgE & IgG Additives, Colorings, Chemicals

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Ammonium Persulfate
Benzoic Acid
Cochenille Red
Formaldehyde
Glutamic Acid
Orris Root
Phenol
Protease 1
Quinoline Yellow #10
Saccharin
Tartrazine #5
Toluene

Yeast & Intestinal Immunity Panels

Yeast and intestinal immunity panels are used to help identify the cause of patients suffering from the effects of gut dysbiosis, a disturbance of the gut microbiome. Microbial dysregulation within the gut is an important contributing factor in a wide range of disorders. Food sensitivities, environmental toxins, stress, prolonged use of antibiotics and genetic predisposition may contribute to gut dysbiosis.

Candida Profile

Candida overgrowth is the most common cause of systemic fungal infection and accounts for 80% of all major systemic fungal infections. Symptoms may be attributed to food sensitivity because the invasive fungi can increase rapidly in number and permeate the digestive tract. Diets high in simple carbohydrates have been found to increase rates of oral candidiasis. Mild, chronic and polysystemic candidiasis can be positively diagnosed by the determination of high serum levels of IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies against Candida antigens. Immune complexes are clusters of interlocking antigens and antibodies. Normally, immune complexes are rapidly removed from the bloodstream. Sometimes, however, they continue to circulate, and eventually become trapped in the tissues of the kidneys, the lungs, skin, joints, or blood vessels. There they set off reactions with complement that lead to inflammation and tissue damage.

Test results include an interpretation and positive results are accompanied by The Candida Diet.

Comprehensive Panel:

  • Candida Immunoglobulin’s IgG, IgA, IgM
  • Candida Immune Complex
  • Candida Profile

Applicable Tests:
Mold Panel(s)
96/184 IgG & IgA Food Panel(s)

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Helicobacter – Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a common spiral shaped bacterium commonly found in the mucus layer of the stomach. It is associated with chronic inflammation of the stomach lining. H-pylori is considered the most common cause of gastric ulcers. It is presumed to be spread by hand to mouth transmission or the ingestion of contaminated food or water. It is often asymptomatic. Eradication of the bacterium is not always associated with cessation of symptoms. Interestingly, the presence of the bacteria may decrease the presence of esophagitis by decreasing the amount of stomach acid that refluxes back into the esophagus. This in turn leads to a decreased risk of esophageal cancer in those infected with H. pylori. Further, H. pylori seems to decrease the risk of developing allergies and asthma.

H-pylori is a causative player in small intestinal overgrowth. H-pylori lives in biofilms in the mouth and is therefore difficult to eradicate due to constant swallowing of saliva. H-pylori can survive an acidic environment in the gut contributing to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Quantification of IgG against H. pylori is useful in determining the active or prior H-pylori infection.

Applicable Tests:

  • Gastrointestinal Panel
  • Candida Profile

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Gastrointestinal Panel

“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates

In theory, we should be able to digest just about any type of food we put in our mouths. But changes in food processing and preparation not to mention lifestyle and stress mean our stomachs don’t always react well to everything we eat. Moreover, the overuse of antibiotics expose our digestive tract to chemicals that alter this delicate balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria. This is called dysbiosis, a bacterial imbalance and overgrowth of the wrong kinds of bacteria in the gut. The Gastrointestinal Panel identifies food sensitivities, yeast and gut imbalance.

It is a comprehensive assessment for overall gut health.

GI Panel includes:

  • 96 or 184 IgG Food Sensitivity Panel with Wellness Plan
  • Candida Profile
  • Helicobacter-pylori

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Celiac Disease Profile

Celiac Disease is a chronic digestive disorder in which damage to the lining of the small intestine leads to the malabsorption of minerals and nutrients. The destruction of the inner lining of the small intestine in Celiac disease is caused by an immunological reaction to gluten. Gluten is a family of proteins in wheat, rye, barley and sometimes oats. Individuals with Celiac disease may develop diarrhea, steatorrhea, weight loss, flatulence, iron deficiency anemia, abnormal bleeding, short stature or weakened bones. Many adults with celiac disease may either have no symptoms or only vague abdominal discomfort such as bloating, abdominal dissension, and excess gas. Children with celiac disease may have stunted growth if untreated. Other symptoms include behavioral disturbances such as depression, anxiety, irritability and port performance in school.

Screening for celiac disease consists of the following tests.

  • Gluten – IgG & IgA
  • Gliadin – IgG & IgA
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA & IgG
  • Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA & IgG

Applicable Tests:
96 or 184 IgG/IgA Food Panel

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