IgG (immunoglobulin G) test results can aid in the structuring of elimination diets that may relieve symptoms of many chronic neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders. IgG antibodies are present in all body fluids and serve as a first line of defense against infection, but do not release histamine or produce the familiar immediate hypersensitivity reactions of itching, hives, flushing, or sneezing associated with classic IgE allergic reactions. In contrast, IgG antibodies may have more subtle immune effects, ranging from gastrointestinal bloating and nausea to headaches, mood changes, and fatigue. Unknowingly, people may continue to eat “offending” foods, not connecting delayed reactions to the foods eaten perhaps hours or days before.
The IgG Food Allergy Test + Candida Is For Anyone with:
Our in-depth IgG Food Allergy Test + Candida test analysis can help you discover:
The highly reactive foods that cause your symptoms by testing 93 foods and measuring specific IgG antibodies
Candida overgrowth that may damage the intestinal lining and cause a chronic inflammatory immune system response (CIRS.)
Whether the reason for your symptoms is the wrong diet or some other allergens and disorders.
Exactly what your test results mean through both a detailed PDF report and a private one-on-one consultation.
How to optimize your health with customized recommendations for diet, nutritional supplements, exercise, and lifestyle modifications based on your test results.
DRIED BLOOD SPOT (DBS) COLLECTION
The IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida is available as a dried blood spot collection for patients and practitioners who can’t perform a blood draw. The specimen can be collected from the convenience of home and shipped to our laboratory for analysis. The dried blood spot test is the same price as the serum analysis.
CANDIDA ALBICANS SCALE IN IGG FOOD ALLERGY TEST
The Candida albicans scale has been updated to account for the observation that Candida-specific immunoglobulins are present in the specimens of virtually all individuals tested. The new scale is intended to provide a clearer indication of clinical significance and was established according to population percentile ranks obtained from a random subset of 1,000 patients. Specifically, the range of insignificant and low IgG values correspond to the first and second quartiles of the distribution, while moderate values denote individuals in the 51st to 97.5th percentiles. Those with an IgG value greater than the 97.5th percentile are considered to have a high concentration of Candida-specific immunoglobulins.
0-25th percentile: insignificant
26th-50th percentile: low
51st-97.5th percentile: moderate
97.5th and higher: high
THE BENEFITS OF TESTING
Helps determine if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms
Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive, food-based therapy that often mitigates a patient’s symptoms
Research and clinical studies suggest food allergies identified by IgG testing can be a major contributing factor in many chronic health conditions
Food rotation and elimination diets can reduce stress on the immune system, lower gut inflammation, resolve food cravings, and reduce the potential for eating disorders
The IgG Food Allergy Test is available as both Serum and Dried Blood Spot.
Serum: 1 mL of in a gold-topped SST or in a royal blue-topped no additive tube.
Dried Blood Spot (DBS): Five full circles of dried blood on the protein saver card is required.
IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida (94) + IgE Food Essential Test (12): 3 mL of in a gold-topped SST or in a royal blue-topped no additive tube.
Please note that the elimination of food prior to sampling will reduce the ability of our laboratory to detect antibodies (allergies) to that food.