ALCAT Sensitivity Test Platinum Comprehensive
The ALCAT Food and Chemical Sensitivity / Intolerance Test
Includes: 200 foods, 10 food additives, 10 food colorings, 20 molds, 50 functional foods and medicinal herbs, 10 environmental chemicals, 10 antibiotics, 10 anti-inflammatory agents. (Functional food is a trendy name for health food.)
*See below for list for what is specifically tested*
For over 24 years, the ALCAT Test has provided both patients and healthcare professionals with a tool to successfully overcome a wide variety of conditions, such as digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, skin disorders and arthritis, which result from food and chemical sensitivities.
The ALCAT Test is a simple blood test that can be used to identify
food and other factors that induce innate immune system activation.
It measures changes in size and volume of white blood cells in
response to ex vivo challenges with foods, chemicals and other
The ALCAT Test is more effective than standard Immunoglobulin G
(IgG) tests because they rely exclusively on one immune pathway:
serum levels of IgG. High food specific IgG titers are indicative only
of exposure, not necessarily intolerance. Therefore, high frequency
of consumption or overexposure may lead to false positives.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Upon completion of order you will be sent a test kit
2. Once the kit arrives you set up an appointment with Exam One Mobil Phlebotomy Service to come to your home or office.
3. Exam One will draw the blood and send it to the laboratory.
4. Results will be mailed/emailed to you.
5. After receiving the results you will get a free 30 minute phone consultation with the company Nutritionist, who will help you with making changes to your diet.
What is food sensitivity?
The inability to tolerate foods and environmental factors, also known as sensitivity or intolerance, induces chronic activation of the innate immune system and gives rise to inflammatory processes, which includes excess production of reactive oxygen species and the release of preformed and newly synthesized mediators of inflammation.
This inflammation has been linked to countless chronic conditions, including: digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, ADD, aching joints, skin disorders, arthritis and many more.
How does food sensitivity differ from classic food allergies?
True food allergies refer to foods that trigger the immune system to acutely produce massive amounts of the chemical histamine that leads to anaphylaxis. This potentially fatal condition causes the throat and esophagus to swell, cutting off air from the lungs, or may simply cause hives, skin rashes, and other non-life-threatening reactions.
This type of reaction is called a type I hypersensitivity reaction, caused by the degranulation of mast cells or basophils that is mediated by Immunoglobulin E (IgE).
Bottom line: This test gives you a huge head start in your healing process. Even in the rare event that you have no food sensitivities, you will know for sure that you don't and can stop wasting your time and effort wondering if food and chemical sensitivities are contributing to your problems.
Located in Deerfield Beach, FL, Cell Science Systems Corp. is a FDA-inspected and registered, cGMP medical device manufacturer and operates a CLIA-certified laboratory.
CSS, provider of the ALCAT Test, offers high quality laboratory testing to healthcare professionals and patients using state of the art proprietary technology. We will continue to broaden the understanding of food & chemical sensitivities through various international research projects and clinical trials. CSS offers an extensive and growing product line supported by nutritional consulting and quality client service support.
The ALCAT Test is NOT an "allergy" or IgE test. The ALCAT is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available.The test identifies reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and other substances associated with inflammation that are linked to chronic health problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity/ADD, asthma and even obesity.
Our goal is to provide clients with accurate, timely and dependable test results and nutritional support services. The Customer Care Team is available to answer your calls from 8am to 6pm, Monday - Friday. We are more than happy to advise you in choosing the appropriate test panel as well as assist you with any other questions before or after taking the test.
200 Foods: Acorn Squash, Almond, Amaranth, Anchovy, Apple, Apricot, Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Bakers Yeast, Banana, Barley, Basil, Bay leaf, Beef, Beet Sugar/Red Beat, Bell Pepper, Black Currant, Black Pepper, Black Beans, Blackberry, Black-Eyed Pea, Blueberry, Bok Choy, Brazil Nut, Brewer's Yeast, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Buckwheat, Buffalo, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Candida Albicans, Canola Oil, Cantaloupe, Caraway, Cardamom, Carob, Carrot, Casein, Cashew, Cat Fish, Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper, Celery, Chamomile, Cherry, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chickpea, Chili Pepper, Cinnamon, Clam, Clove, Cocoa, Coconut, Codfish, Coffee, Corn, Coriander, CottonSeed, Cow's Milk, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Cumin, Date, Dill, Duck, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Endive, Eggplant, Fava Bean, Fennel, Fig, Flaxseed, Flounder, Fructose, Garlic, Ginger, Gliadin/Gluten, Goat's Milk, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Pea, Haddock, Halibut, Hazelnut, Honey, Honeydew Melon, Hops, Jalapeno Pepper, Kale, Kelp, Kidney Bean, Kiwi, Lamb, Leaf Lettuce, Leek, Lemon, Lentil Bean, Lettuce, Licorice, Lima Bean, Lime, Lobster, Macadamia Nut, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Malt, Mango, Maple Sugar, Millet, Mung Bean, Mushroom, Mussel, Mustard, Navy Bean, Nectarine, Nutmeg, Oat, Olive, Okra, Onion, Orange, Oregano, Oyster, Papaya, Paprika, Parsley, Parsnip, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Peppermint, Pineapple, Pine Nut, Pinto Bean, Pistachio, Plum, Pomegranate, Pork, Portobello Mushroom, Psyllium, Pumpkin, Quinoa, Radish, Raspberry, Rice, Romaine Lettuce, Rosemary, Rye, Safflower, Saffron, Sage, Salmon, Sardine/Herring, Scallop, Scallions, Sea Bass, Sesame, Sheep’s Milk, Shrimp, Snapper, Sole, Soybean, Spelt, Spinach, Squash, Squid, Strawberry, String Bean, Sugar, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Swiss Chard, Swordfish, Tapioca, Tea, Thyme, Tomato, Trout, Tumeric, Tuna, Turkey, Turnip, Vanilla, Veal, Venison, Walnut, Watercress, Watermelon, Whey, Wheat, White Potato, Whitefish, Wild Rice, Zucchini
50 Functional Foods and Medicinal Herbs: Açai Berry, Agave, Aloe, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Barley Grass, Bee Pollen, Bilberry, Black Walnut, Cascara, Chlorella, Dandelion, Echinacea Angustifolia, Elderberry, Essiac, Feverfew, Ginkgo Biloba, Goji Berry, Goldenseal, Grape Seed Extract, Guarana Seed, Gymnema Sylvestre, Hawthorn Berry, Huperzine, Kava Kava, Lo Han, Lutein, Maitake Mushroom, Mangosteen, Milk Thistle, Mullein Leaf, Noni Berry, Pau d'Arco Bark, Pine Bark, Red Clover Flower, Red Yeast Rice, Reishi Mushroom, Resveratrol, Rhodiola, Rooibos Tea, Schizandra Berry, Senna, Spirulina, St John’s Wort, Stevia Leaf, Valerian, Vinpocetine, Wheatgrass, Wormwood, Yellow Dock
20 Food Additives/Colorings: Aspartame, Benzoic Acid, Butylated Hydroxy Anisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT), Erythritol, Monosodium Glutamate(Msg), Polysorbate 80, Potassium Nitrite, Saccharine, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Sulfite, Sucralose, Xylitol, Blue #1, Blue #2, Green #3, Red #1, Red #40, Yellow #5, Yellow #6
10 Environmental Chemicals: Ammonium Chloride, Benzene, Chlorine, Glyophosate (widely used herbicide), Fluoride, Formaldehyde, Deltamethrin (widely used insecticide), Orris Root, Phenol, Toluene
10 Antibiotics/10 Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Advil/Motrin, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin Sodium, Aspirin, Cephalosporin, Clinoril, Diflunisal, Gentamicin Sulfate, Indocin, Naproxen Sodium, Neomycin Sulfate, Nystatin, Penicillamine Hcl, Penicillin, Piroxicam, Streptomycin Sulfate, Sulfmethoxazole, Tetracycline Hcl, Tylenol, Voltaren
In 2008 over 24 million adults and children in the United States were suffering from diabetes and over 64 percent of adults were overweight or obese.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that over 34 million people in the United States have food sensitivity.
According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as 1 in 5 people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), yet fewer than half seek medical attention.
Nearly 12 percent of the United States suffers from migraine headaches, with one-third of sufferers getting them more than three times per month.
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