WHAT DOES A COMPREHENSIVE COMBINATION IgG ALLERGY PANELS I AND III TEST FOR?
The Comprehensive Combination Allergy Panel I and III measures IgG antibodies to 135 items including 90 Food Allergens and 45 Regional Environmental Allergens.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE COMBINATION IgG ALLERGY PANEL I AND III?
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When people think of allergies what typically comes to mind is the standard allergy symptoms we all know or have experienced. Our bodies may mistakenly identify a substance as toxic and produce antibodies against common foods or environmental substances. This type of reaction is caused by IgE antibodies.
There is another antibody, Immunoglobulin G (IgG), that can also cause allergic responses but the reactions are delayed. This delay may make it difficult to identify the specific allergen that is causing the reaction and the discomfort may not be recognized as an allergy. An IgG response may not occur until hours or even days after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive issues, seizures or hyperactivity, making diagnosis difficult.
Not so long ago people, including many children, were subjected to hundreds of needle pricks containing different possible allergens to determine which ones caused the strongest reactions but this method is ineffective for IgG allergies due to the delayed reaction. A simple blood draw can look for specific antibodies to hundreds of substances using only one needle. The presence of the IgG antibodies will identify the allergen so that it can be avoided or eliminated from the diet.
WHY DO I NEED THIS PARTICULAR ALLERGY LAB TEST?
Are you experiencing headache, nausea or irritable bowel syndrome without an obvious cause? Do you or your child struggle with hypoactivity or hyperactivity?
Trying to identify the cause of chronic discomfort can be complicated when it doesn’t seem linked to a specific food or substance, but an IgG Allergy test can help. Pinpointing specific foods, additives, or environmental substances that should be avoided can produce dramatic relief of uncomfortable symptoms.
Up to 50 million Americans, including millions of children, suffer from allergies. Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States. IgG antibodies provide long-term resistance to infection and live longer in our systems than IgE antibodies. The only treatment for this type of allergy is to completely eliminate the allergen. Digestive problems may contribute to IgG allergies. Some people suffer from “leaky gut” in which food particles travel outside the intestines causing the body to react to a perceived threat and produce IgG antibodies. Over time the chronic allergic response can lead to a weakened immune system. Dietary and lifestyle changes to avoid the offending food or substance can help you feel better quickly.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
People who purchased the Comprehensive Combination Allergy Panel also considered the Basic Check Up or one of the Sensitivity and Intolerance tests to 50 Functional Foods or Medicinal Herbs or the Comprehensive Platinum Panel.
The test results will provide a report that graphically represents foods and substances in groups:
Green: Indicates acceptable foods or substances / not a significant reaction
Yellow: Indicates a low reaction and these items should be avoided if possible
Orange: Indicates a moderate reaction and these items should be avoided for a minimum of 3-6 months
Red: Indicates a high reaction and these items should be avoided for a minimum of 6 months.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE AFTER I GET MY TEST RESULTS?
You should see your primary care physician, an allergist or a gastroenterologist.