96 IgG Food Sensitivity Test

$199.00 $149.00

Do you ever feel like you may have reactions to certain foods you eat?  Do you sometimes have headaches, digestive issues (stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea), skin issues (psoriasis, eczema, acne), sinus troubles, overall joint pain/inflammation, nauseousness or fatigue? Have you tried to do elimination diets with no success?

With food sensitivity testing, you will take out the guess work and be able to discover if your body is having an immune response to commonly eaten foods. To learn more go to “Why should I get a food sensitivity test?” tab below in the product description.

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Description

This Food Sensitivity Panel measures your IgG immune response to 96 foods commonly found in western diets. This test is not for food allergies, which are measured by IgE antibodies, and can cause severe reactions that typically occur soon after consuming the food. Symptoms of food sensitivities can occur days after eating a food that triggers a response. Symptoms of food sensitivities include:

* Weight gain or inability to lose weight

* Joint pain and muscle aches

* Brain fog, fatigue, anxiety and/or depression

* Sinus and allergy problems

* Gas, bloating, constipation and other digestive issues

* Skin, hair and nail issues

* Hormonal problems 

* Headaches and/or migraines

This test will tell you what foods are causing IgG reactions, offering a directed elimination plan to see if removing these foods from your diet will improve your symptoms. Unlike food allergy tests, which can’t be taken at home, this food sensitivity panel can be done at home with a quick finger prick. Note that this panel does not show if food allergies or celiac disease are present.

To learn even more about food sensitivity testing read our article “Do you suffer from food sensitivities?”

There are four easy steps:

1. Order the food sensitivity test, and it will be delivered to your doorstep

2. Complete a simple blood spot sample collection by doing a quick finger prick at home

3. Mail your sample back to the certified lab using the included pre-paid shipping label

4. Receive your results within just days on a secure platform

Normally you will get your results 5-7 business days after the lab receives your test kit.

About Your Results

Your results will show the level of IgG antibodies in response to 96 commonly eaten foods. Each food will be rated on a Class scale ranging from Class 0 (low reactivity) to Class 3 (high reactivity). The food sensitivity test is highly accurate and can detect low levels of IgG reactivity.

While reactivity does not always equate with symptoms, it can help prioritize the elimination of certain foods. Once you have your IgG test results, you can try an elimination diet of your choosing, or choose to adjust how much you eat foods you react to until you achieve the right balance of minimizing your symptoms while maintaining your health.

Important Information About This Test

  • Because IgG antibodies are continuously broken down by the body, if you’ve eliminated a problematic food from your diet, your results might not show any elevated IgG activity for that food. This does not mean that an IgG response to the triggering food was never present.
  • You may have an elevated reactivity to foods which you do not consume. This can occur due to cross reactivity to other substances you are exposed to in the environment or from ingesting ingredients you did not realize were in a food (for example, an ingredient in processed foods).
  • This test provides personalized information and education and is not intended to diagnose any diseases or conditions or to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care.
  • Insurance coverage might be available for your test. Please check with your insurance company to see if any reimbursement is available.
  • Food sensitivities can often be caused by an overgrowth of candida, a yeast that can cause cracks in the intestinal lining, increasing permeability and leading to leaky gut syndrome. If you’d also like to test for candida, you can add this to your cart below.  There is no need for additional blood sample. This means you only have to pick yourself once for both tests. To learn more about candida click here.
Our Integrative Nutrition Health Coach will be in touch with you regarding your results. After you receive them, and if you find you have any questions, you have the opportunity to schedule a Health Consultation via phone. This “virtual visit” is intended to help you understand your food sensitivity results, which foods you may need to eliminate and for how long, and/or what types of meals or snacks may be best for you. Read more by clicking here.

Almond, Apple, Asparagus, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Basil, Bay Leaf, Green Bean, Lima Bean, Beef, Blueberry, Bran, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Cashew, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheddar Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Chia, Chicken, Cinnamon, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Codfish, Coffee, Cola, Corn, Crab, Cucumber, Dill, Eggplant, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Garlic, Ginger, Gluten, Grape, Grapefruit, Haddock, Honey, Kale, Lamb, Lemon, Lettuce, Lobster, Malt, Cow’s Milk, Mushrooms, Mustard, Oats, Olive-Green, Onion-White, Orange, Oregano, Pea-Green, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pepper-Bell, Pepper-Black, Pineapple, Pork, White Potato, Sweet Potato, Brown Rice, Rye, Safflower, Salmon, Scallop, Seaweed, Sesame, Shrimp, Sole, Soybean, Spinach, Squash, Strawberry, Sunflower, Swordfish, Tarragon, Tea-Black, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Walnut-Black, Watermelon, Wheat, Yeast-Baker’s, Yeast-Brewer’s and Yogurt

The 184 IgG test includes all of the foods listed above, as well as:
Amaranth, Anchovy, Apricot, Arrowroot, Artichoke, Bass (black), Kidney Bean, Red Beet, Blackberry, Brazil Nuts, Brussel Sprouts, Buckwheat, Buffalo, Canola, Carob, Casein, Blue Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Cherry, Chestnut, Chickpea (garbonzo), Cilantro, Cloves, Cranberry, Date, Duck, Fennel, Fig, Flax Seed, Flounder, Ginseng, Halibut, Hazelnut, Hemp, Herring, Hops, Horseradish, Kelp, Kiwi, Lentil, Licorice, Lime, Macadamia, Mackerel, Mango, Honeydew Melon, Goat’s Milk, Sheep’s Milk, Millet, Mussel, Navy Bean, Nutmeg, Okra, Oyster, Papaya, Paprika, Parsley, Parsnip, Black-eyed Pea, Pecan, Peppermint, Perch, Pike (walleye), Pine nut, Pistachio, Plum, Poppy Seed, Pumpkin, Quinoa, Radish, Raspberry, Red Snapper, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Sorghum, Squid, Tangerine, Tapioca, Green Tea, Teff, Thyme, Trout, Tumeric, Turnip, Vanilla Bean, Venison, Whey and Zucchini

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We have many patients who use their HSA/FSA account to pay their food sensitivity test.  However, it is best to check with your own plan to confirm if the test is indeed covered.

Maybe, once you order your test we can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company. We have seen a few patients get reimbursement for this test but it is ultimately up to your insurance carrier. We are not contracted with any insurance companies and this is an at-home health test that doesn’t require an office visit.

The best way to determine whether or not a test is covered by your insurance provider is to contact them directly and discuss coverage. This is great advice for all medical procedures, as many patients we see are hit with unexpected bills months after performing a test. With out testing, you know the exact price, with no hidden fees or surprise bills.

There is a chance that your test may be covered partially by insurance but in many cases, at-home tests are not covered by insurance.

Yes. Shipping, to and from your home, is included in the price of your test. There is no additional fee.

Food Sensitivities vs Food Allergies

The food sensitivity test is NOT an allergy test. Food allergies and food sensitivities are very different. Furthermore, the testing methods for allergies are very different from those of a sensitivity.

Food allergies can be life threatening and can result in hives, swelling, rashes and much more. While allergies are mediated by IgE antibodies, sensitivities are mediated by IgG. Symptoms of a food sensitivity can include bloating, indigestion, acne, skin rash, upset stomach, fatigue and more.

If you have a known allergy, we advise you follow your doctor’s recommendations pertaining to your allergy, regardless of your food sensitivity results.

Celiac Disease

The food sensitivity test is not intended to aid in the diagnosis of Celiac Disease, as the antibodies that are tested for in Celiac Disease are not the same antibodies measured in the food sensitivity test.

This test is typically used to screen for foods your immune system may be reacting to. When foods are eliminated from your diet, your body does not generate those antibodies. Therefore, if you have received a Celiac Disease diagnosis and/or have removed gluten from your diet due to a suspected allergy or sensitivity, this test should not be used to confirm your diagnosis.

Lactose Intolerance

A lactose intolerance is different than an IgG response to dairy, which is what the food sensitivity test looks for. The food sensitivity test cannot detect a lactose intolerance. Lactose is a sugar and we test for proteins.

“Testing out” foods that have been previously problematic

If you are looking to add a potentially ‘problematic’ food back into your diet (for example, one that has caused bloating, constipation, acne, etc.) to see if you react to it on your test results, it’s recommended to consume that food for at least 4 weeks prior to testing. Please note that if you experience any symptoms while eating this food, you’ve already identified a sensitivity.

Fasting

Fasting is not necessary prior to your food sensitivity test, nor do you need to adjust your diet in any way.

The antibodies being testing are called IgG. If you have eaten a certain food within the past 4 weeks, the test should be able to detect those IgG levels.  However, if you have removed a food from your diet for a longer period of time, you may or may not still have IgG reactivity detected. Generally, your body will clear specific IgG antibodies not being triggered by certain foods 18 to 24 months after last exposure. However, people may clear IgG both sooner and longer than that time frame.

Pregnancy and/or Breastfeeding

You may do the food sensitivity test while pregnant or breastfeeding, as hormones do not affect the results. However, remember that the test results are reflective of your current diet—if your diet changed in any drastic way during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, we would recommend you wait.

Steroid Medications

Steroid medications may affect your immune system and thus the ability to form an antibody response, which is necessary for the test. Do not discontinue any of your current medications without discussing with your health care provider.

No. We do not require you to schedule an appointment in order to order the food sensitivity test.

Yes. You may order the test if you suspect food sensitivities in your child, and if they are willing to undergo the finger prick testing format to draw blood.

We will not share your results with anyone, but do recommend you share them with your health care provider. Since the food sensitivity test is not intended to diagnose or treat any health conditions, or to substitute as medical advice or treatment, we advise you speak to your physician or health care provider regarding any questions or concerns pertaining to your results.

No. We are only able to provide the test to individuals who purchase and register the test under their own legal name.

You may purchase our test in all of the U.S. states except for the following: New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Rhode Island. This is due to these states having different medical regulations. We offer our tests to the remaining 46 states.

We can only offer you a refund if you return the unused test kit, and all materials, to our office at:
Integrative Wellness Centers of Michigan, 38777 Six Mile Rd. Suite #207, Livonia, MI 48374.

We do not offer a credit for shipping returns.

1 review for 96 IgG Food Sensitivity Test

  1. Samantha W.

    I couldn’t believe how many foods I was reacting to.

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