Testing for Food Allergies: The Standard Food Allergy Profile

Published date: September 16, 2013 | Modified date: October 11, 2019
(img thanks to commons.wikimedia.org)
(img thanks to commons.wikimedia.org)

The Standard Food Allergy Profile test takes the guesswork out of treating your condition and saves you a great deal of time, effort, and discomfort.

And if by chance your test happens to be negative, you can quickly move on to other potential causes of your problem without spending valuable time on an unsuccessful elimination diet and then wondering if you actually did it correctly.

Food allergy testing is a highly specialized procedure performed only by doctors trained in recognizing and treating non-anaphylactic food allergies, and only in laboratories especially equipped to handle the sophisticated testing required. In order to give you an accurate result, this test must be a blood test, and must include both IgE and IgG antibodies. If it does not evaluate both antibodies, there is a strong possibility that the testing will miss your food allergy. (For more information about food allergies and IgE and IgG antibodies, click here.)

For you the procedure is neither complex nor difficult. This blood test measures reactions to approximately 100 common foods, including dairy, eggs, corn, soy, almonds, peanuts, wheat, seafood, and many others. (For a complete list of foods, click here.) You are not required to fast or to change your diet in any way prior to blood collection. In fact, it is recommended that you not do so. (However, steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as prednisone and corticosteroids may affect the results, so talk to your medical practitioner about these medications prior to testing.)

If you have no food allergies, no antibodies will be detected. However, when IBS sufferers are tested, a very high percentage of them have antibodies to one or more foods. When they stop eating those foods they invariably feel better. The findings are summarized for you in an easy-to-understand report that you will be given to take with you. Your doctor will thoroughly review the report with you and answer any questions that you may have. Your doctor will also review and provide you with a packet of additional information to help you understand your condition and the steps required for you to cure your IBS.

In addition to the Standard Food Allergy Profile, a blood test for celiac disease should also be run. Celiac disease is a special form of gluten/wheat intolerance.

Although gluten and wheat are included in the Standard Profile, celiac disease cannot be ruled out based on that test alone. This highly specialized diagnosis can be ruled out only after you have been tested for tissue transglutaminase antibodies and total IgA.

The IBS Treatment Center provides you with the highest quality testing available, comprehensive and detailed counseling to help you evaluate and understand your test results, and extensive recommendations for treatment.

Contact the office of the IBS Treatment Center for more information. We’ve helped patients from all 50 states in the U.S. as well as from around the world! Email Info@IBSTreatmentCenter.com or call toll-free 1.888.546.6283.

(photo credit: commons.wikimedia)

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution

Download this eBook to learn:
1. What is IBS and How it is Diagnosed
2. Why Many Treatments Fail
3. How to Treat the Root Cause of IBS, Not Just the Symptoms
Download "The IBS Solution" Ebook

We Are Open!

However, all services are being provided via Zoom, telephone, and mail.  This is nothing new for us.  Due to a long history of successfully  operating this way (a service we've offered to out-of-towners for the last several years), we've decided to eliminate all unnecessary risk for the foreseeable future.

Do not wait to schedule your appointment or to get your supplements. Just give us a call and we'll schedule you with a doctor or ship you what you need. (Note: The physical office is closed, so please call rather than try to stop by.)