The Standard Food Allergy Profile test takes the guesswork out of treating your IBS 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, IgE and IgG antibodies at minimum, and probably IgA antibodies in most cases. If it does not evaluate these antibodies, there is a strong possibility that the testing will miss your food allergy.
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Foods Included in the 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.
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Dr. Stephen Wangen is the award winning author of two books on solving digestive disorders, and a nationally recognized speaker on IBS. He has been on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio. He was recently named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine.