types of food allergy tests

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Two kinds of tests are recommended for nearly all IBS patients – food allergy testing, which is a blood test; and testing for bacteria, yeast, and parasites, which is done by stool testing.

Problems in any of these areas can alone cause IBS, but it is very common to have a combination of both a food allergy and a microbial issue.  There are other causes, of course.  But these tests capture the primary causes for the majority of patients and are therefore a great place to start.

If you have additional questions about testing for food allergies, please contact our office directly.

Standard Food Allergy Panel – 96 foods

Dairy: Cow’s milk, whey, casein, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, goat’s milk.
Meat and Poultry: beef, chicken, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs white (chicken), egg yolk (chicken), whole egg (duck), turkey.
Grains: amaranth, barley, buckwheat, corn, gliadin (wheat), gluten (wheat), oat, rice (white), rye, spelt, whole wheat.
Seafoods: lobster, clam, cod, crab, halibut, scallop, salmon, shrimp, red snapper, sole, tuna
Vegetables: avocado, broccoli, beet, bell pepper (green), cabbage (white), carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, mushroom, olive (black), onion (white), potato (white), pumpkin, radish, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, zucchini squash.
Nuts: almond, coconut, hazelnut, peanut, pecan, sesame seed, sunflower seed, walnut
Legumes: green pea, kidney bean, lentil, lima bean, peanut, pinto bean, string bean, soy bean.
Fruits: apple, apricot, banana, blueberry, cherry, grape (red), grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, raspberry, strawberry.
Miscellaneous: coffee bean, cocoa (chocolate) bean, honey, baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, sugar cane.

Foods Included in the 16 ‘Vegetarian’ Additional Food Allergy Panel
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