General Food Allergy Test

Discover true allergies by testing your IgE response to food
Have you ever experienced an allergic response such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, hot flashes, or tingling in the mouth after eating a meal? Most of us have been in these situations, and often we have no idea what caused the allergic reaction, but you know that you were allergic to something. The food allergy test analyses your body's immune response to a wide array of foods that you have been exposed to recently, so you know what not to eat next time. This could be your first step to getting rid of those unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms and getting to know what your body doesn't respond well to.
Approximate Turnaround Time
72 hours
Allergens Measured
10
Includes: Clam, Cow's Milk, Egg White, Gluten, Peanut, Sesame, Shrimp, Soybean, Tuna, Wheat

$399.00

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Knowledge is Power

Over 32 million Americans have food allergies. An estimated 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 13 children have food allergies. So, it is not surprising if you believe or suspect you might have a food allergy. Some allergic reactions can be life-threatening, such as anaphylaxis that requires immediate medical attention, and some responses could be mild, such as rashes, hives, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. Check most of the symptoms associated with food allergies under who should take this test!
This test looks at the IgE antibodies your body produces when you are allergic to a particular food. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology defines food allergy as an immune reaction to food that you ate, but your body is unable to break down. When you eat something you are allergic to, your immune system works to protect you, and as a result, one of the immune system's actions is to produce antibodies. IgE is the primary antibody produced during an allergic reaction that leads to the release of histamines, causing an immediate reaction.
The Food allergy test is the first part of discovering if you have a true food allergy. However, the food allergy test alone cannot be used for a diagnosis. You should contact your healthcare provider and discuss your food allergy test in a combination of your symptoms, family history, your medical history, and other recommendation from a healthcare provider to determine if you have a true food allergy and what treatment options are right for you.

Test Preperation

No preparation is required for this test. Register your test kit and schedule an appointment with one of our mobile healthcare professionals. Follow the instructions provided in the instruction card included in your test kit prior to your appointment.

Description

Who should get tested?
Individuals who have a family history of food allergies
Individuals who suspect they have recently been exposed to allergic food and have mild symptoms such as:

  • Skin rashes
  • Hives
  • Itching skin
  • Eczema
  • Tingling or itching in the mouth
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body
  • Trouble breathing, nasal congestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • ¬†Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness¬†

MHL was created to help give individuals like yourself smart testing solutions and healthcare advice at your convenience. We are here to help you take care of your health without disrupting your daily lifestyle so you can focus on what is important without compromising your health. All of our tests are physician approved and have been carefully selected by the MHL physician team so that any physician, including your primary care, can diagnose the symptoms you are experiencing with the results you receive.

Note: Some individuals have food allergies that trigger life-threatening reactions such as anaphylaxis, constricted airways, severe drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, rapid pulse, etc. If the symptoms are severe and life-threatening, please seek out immediate healthcare attention. If you have previously experienced adverse reactions and/ or anaphylaxis to certain foods, please avoid eating those foods because secondary exposures can be fatal.