Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing
It’s one a parent’s biggest fears: you watch your child eat a snack and, suddenly, they’re swelling up and turning red.
According to FoodAllergy.org,
“Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom.”
Statistics reveal about one third of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.
The CDC reported the problem with food allergies increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.
Children aren’t the only ones with food allergies – many adults are finding themselves unable to eat like they used to.
A look at common food allergies
There are over 170 foods known to cause allergic reactions. The top 8 allergy-causing foods are:
- Tree nuts
- Crustacean shellfish
Allergy testing for food sensitivities
At Test Smartly Labs, we offer a food allergy test to look for both food allergies and food sensitivities.
Depending on the test you request, we look for hundreds of substances that may be the cause of ongoing discomfort associated with allergy symptoms and other issues.
Food allergies can be life-threatening. In the most severe cases, symptoms come on quickly. Food sensitivity impacts may be delayed, and it may irritate other bodily systems like the GI tract.
We use the ALCAT test, allowing you to avoid the discovery your allergy through trial-and-error, You avoid a panel of needles and tests. Our blood test can help you identify the exact foods that cause light, moderate, and severe reactions.
Our “Gold Standard” Food Allergy Test
At Test Smartly Labs, we use the ALCAT test which measures your reaction to foods, chemicals, and molds. A standard lgG blood test depends on what you previously ate, but the ALCAT test can reveal much more.
Take a look at how it works:
To get started, contact Test Smartly Labs today.