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IgG & IgA General Western Food Panel(Test Code 3217)

Collection Method

Blood Spot

Turn Around Time

10-12 business days

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There are several types of immunoglublins that are made in the body. It is important to understand the differences between IgE, IgA and IgG immunoglobulins and when to test for each of them. Immunoglobulins are a class of proteins which function as antibodies produced by the immune system in response to foreign antibodies such as food antigens.

An IgG reaction can occur hours to days after exposure to the allergen; food or inhalant. This type of reaction is referred to as a delayed sensitivity reaction.

Elevated IgA to specific foods is widely believed to be a sign of damage to the mucous membranes in the gut. Individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or even those with suspected leaky gut may benefit from testing IgA food reactions. IgA is produced in the greatest quantity in a day. IgA antibodies are the first line of defence against suspected disease causing agents like viruses and bacteria.

The IgG & IgA general food panel is a useful test in assessing both delayed and damaged mucosal type reactions of 96 general western foods. This type of testing is useful as it eliminates the broad process of ‘trial and error of eliminating offending foods’ and provides a detailed report for identifying offending foods and a rotation diet based on the test results. All antigen tests through NutriPATH are ran in duplicates to ensure accurate and meaningful results are provided to the patient for optimal health.

Common Conditions:

• Headaches/Migraines
• Fatigue
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Leaky gut
• Abdominal bloating
• Fluid retention
• Depression
• Mood disorders
• Skin conditions
• Behavioural problems (ADD/ADHD)
• Hives
• Abdominal cramping
• Diarrhoea
• Skin rashes

Test Method

This test is performed by ELISA. This profile is designed to assay specific IgG (subclasses 1, 2, 3, 4) and IgA (subclasses 1, 2) antibodies. The classification of 0 to IV denotes the level of IgG and/or IgA antibodies detected through spectrophotometric analysis. The antigens on the panel are subject to change without prior notice. Reference ranges are updated periodically.

Analytes

Dairy: Casein, Cheese- Cheddar, Milk, Milk- Goat, Whey

Fish/Crustacea/Mollusk/SeaFood: Clam, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Red Snapper, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Trout, Tuna

Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Lemon, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry

Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Barley, Bean- Kidney, Bean- Lima, Bean-Pinto, Bean-Soy, Buckwheat, Chestnut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin-Wheat, Gluten-Wheat, Hazelnut, Lentil, Oat, Pea-Green, Peanut, Pecan, Rice-White, Rye, Spelt, Walnut-English, Wheat-Whole, White Bean

Meat/Fowl: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey

Meat/ Fowl, Egg: Egg White- Chicken, Egg Yolk- Chicken

Misc/ Herbs/Spices: Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Flaxseed, Ginger, Honey- Bee, Mushroom, Oregano, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Yeast-Baker’s

Vegetables: Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce, Onion, Pepper-Green Bell, Potato-Sweet, Potato-White, Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories.Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner

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