Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing
It’s one of the scariest moments as a parent: 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 30% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.
The CDC reported the problem with food allergies doubled 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.
What are the common food allergies?
There are over 170 foods that have caused 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 not only for food allergies but also food sensitivities.
Depending on the test you request, we can look for hundreds of substances that may be the cause of ongoing discomfort you feel from allergy symptoms as well as 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.
What’s great about our blood-based allergy test, the ALCAT test, is you don’t have to discover your allergy through trial-and-error, nor do you have to undergo 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.
Just watch how it works:
To get started, contact Test Smartly Labs today.