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Many chronic conditions - from IBS and digestive problems to migraines to depression and mood disorders - may be indicators of a food sensitivity. Common offenders include dairy and gluten, but food sensitivities can be complex and difficult to pinpoint. In many cases, a less obvious source may be causing or contributing to a patient’s symptoms.
Our 208 Food Panel offers comprehensive testing to identify food sensitivities to both common and less prevalent offenders that, in some cases, a patient may not even realize are in his or her diet. It is an ideal choice for patients who eat a broad range of foods and cuisines. Once identified, trigger foods can be controlled to relieve symptoms and help patients lead their healthiest lives.
Our panel is a quantitative ELISA anaIysis of specific IgG, IgG4, and IgA antibodies to 208 common foods and spices.
Specimens are tested in duplicate on ELISA platform. We follow a diligent process to extract the key component from each analyte to ensure the antibody present in the patients’ serum will bind to it, and validate with positive and negative controls. The IgG and/or IgA antibodies, once bound to antigen, are detected through spectrophotometric analysis wherein the values are directly proportional to the concentration of the analytes in the sample.
IgG antibodies are the smallest but most common (75%-80%) antibody and are found in all body fluids. There are four subclasses of IgG antibodies (IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4), each is named in order of their abundance.
1. Clearly print Patient Name (First & Last), Date of Birth & Specimen Collection Date on Serum Transfer Tube.
2. Draw the blood utilizing the Red Top Vacutainer tubes provided. 1 fully drawn Red Tube Vacutainer OR Serum Separating Tubes (SST) will usually yield about 3-4 mL of serum.
3. Allow the blood to clot at ambient temperature for 30 minutes.
4. Centrifuge at 3000 RPM for 15 minutes.
5. With the Disposable Transfer Pipette, transfer serum from the Red Top Vacutainer into Serum Transfer Tube. Do NOT transfer red blood cells to the Serum Transfer Tube.
6. Secure tightly.
7. Wrap Serum Transfer Tube with Absorbent Pad and seal.
8. Place Serum Transfer Tube into the Small Resealable Bag.
9. Place this Bag into the Provided Biohazard Bag.
10. Put the completed requisition form in the outside pocket of the Biohazard Bag.
11. Place the Biohazard Bag with all contents into the Crush-Proof Cardboard Box.
12. Put the Crush-Proof Cardboard Box into the FedEx Express Clinical Pak. Seal securely.