Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets for patients with many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, movement, and behavioral disorders often suffer from IgG food sensitivities.
Benefits of Testing
IgG testing determines if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms, and much more quickly than eliminating and then reintroducing each suspect food one-by-one over a period of time.
Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive therapy that often mitigates a patient’s symptoms.
Research and clinical studies suggest food allergies identified by IgG testing can be major contributing factors to many chronic health conditions.
Eliminating all identified IgG-positive foods after testing can reduce stress on the immune system, decrease inflammation (helping to heal “leaky gut”), 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): Four full circles of dried blood on the protein saver card is required.
Please note that the elimination of a food prior to sampling will reduce the ability for our laboratory to detect antibodies (allergies) to that food.