ALLERGY TESTING

Alcat Food Allergy Testing Atlanta, GA

Food Allergy Testing & Dietary Analysis

In an effort to help give the most accurate diagnosis for a variety of health concerns we utilize food allergy testing from Alletess Medical Labs. Even though as humans we are built the same structurally our body composition can differ tremendously from one person to the next.

Most of the time in healthcare we rely on the presentation of symptoms to help diagnose the problem. Unfortunately, diagnosing and treating are two separate issues. Often a diagnosis is followed by a recommendation such as prescribed medication and/or rest, which may help reduce the symptoms, but do nothing to solve the underlying problem.

Scratch Testing

Scratch testing or (skin prick testing) is a fast and simple way to test for multiple food or environmental allergies. In 20 minutes, we’ll know what you are and aren’t allergic to.

Extracts of frequent allergens are placed on needles that are utilized to scratch your skin along your forearms or upper back. Don’t worry, there’s no bleeding and the test is practically painless. Areas that become red or inflamed indicate the presence of particular allergies. The extent of the local reaction correlates to the severity of your allergy.

While skin prick testing for environmental allergies is reliable, the sensitivity and precision of the test diminishes in food prick testing. As such, when analyzing food allergies, we generally reference a follow up with blood work.

Blood Testing

Blood SampleOur blood tests measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level by measuring the blood’s cellular response to challenges from a wide variety of substances including various foods, additives, colorings and chemicals. The blood is drawn at the Atlanta Medical Clinic and then mailed to Alletess Medical Labs for testing.

Once the test is complete, Alletess Medical Labs will send us back a full color coated packet displaying the results. They highlight all of the foods that you are incompatible with and the level of reaction (mild, moderate or severe).

The results of these tests are in some cases profound as simple dietary adjustments can yield big changes. The food choices we make directly impact our lives in so many ways. Eating healthy in general is a good start but even the healthiest of eaters can be negatively affected by food choices if they have some type of intolerance.

Oral Challenges

This test is a standard method for ruling out or confirming food or drug allergies. As its name suggests, you will be “challenged” to eat small quantities of the questionable food or drug in controlled conditions under the direct supervision of one of our allergy specialists.

An oral challenge might be recommended in these situations: to clarify inconclusive allergy test results, to determine whether an allergy has been outgrown, to assess food or drug intolerances. It might also be recommended if other methods are not feasible or available, such as when testing for some medication allergies (as in an aspirin challenge).

Be Cautious of Alternative Allergy Testing

Recent media reports advise against the use of alternative allergy tests for children. Health and clinical experts advise that there is little to no evidence that alternative tests for children’s food allergies work.

Health experts advise to avoid using hair analysis, Vega testing, serum specific IgG tests, and muscle weakness tests on children to diagnose a food allergy. Additionally, test kits available in stores and online should be avoided as well. Despite wasting time and money, the results from over-the-counter tests are not accurate and may lead to dietary changes causing malnutrition. We recommend consulting one of our doctors at Atlanta Medical Clinic for diagnosis.

How To Schedule An Appointment

Please visit our offices today for the best allergy testing services Atlanta has to offer. Call us at 404.872.8837 or fill out the contact form to the right to receive more information.

Janet - pain treatment testimonial for Atlanta Medical Clinic

Food Allergy Test Testimonial

Janet Hilgerson - "I had the worst back, shoulder, and leg pain ever. I wasn’t able to walk up and down the stairs instead I would always use the handicap ramp. But the worst was not being able to play with my grandson. So I decided to take a food allergy test. The changes in my diet resulted in less pain and now I’m able to walk up and down stairs unassisted. And the weight loss was profound! I can now get down on the floor and play with my grandson on my own*!"
2015-06-12T18:22:57+00:00
Janet - pain treatment testimonial for Atlanta Medical Clinic
Janet Hilgerson - "I had the worst back, shoulder, and leg pain ever. I wasn’t able to walk up and down the stairs instead I would always use the handicap ramp. But the worst was not being able to play with my grandson. So I decided to take a food allergy test. The changes in my diet resulted in less pain and now I’m able to walk up and down stairs unassisted. And the weight loss was profound! I can now get down on the floor and play with my grandson on my own*!"
Lawrence - pain treatment testimonial

Food Allergy Test Testimonial

Lawrence Denson - "Due to me having chronic pain and inflammation the doctor’s at Atlanta Medical Clinic requested that I take a allergy test. Since taking the test I have reduced the amount of medication that I was taking which means I am no longer in pain as before and my weight has dropped*."
2015-06-12T18:28:19+00:00
Lawrence - pain treatment testimonial
Lawrence Denson - "Due to me having chronic pain and inflammation the doctor’s at Atlanta Medical Clinic requested that I take a allergy test. Since taking the test I have reduced the amount of medication that I was taking which means I am no longer in pain as before and my weight has dropped*."
Nancy - pain treatment testimonial

Food Allergy Test Testimonial

Nancy Sebastian - "The doctors at Atlanta Medical Clinic recommended a food allergy test for me. I was experiencing back pain which was radiating into my legs, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and allergies. The results of the test impacted my life a great deal, especially my diet. My back pain has subsided a great deal, my IBS symptoms have all but gone, and I am sleeping better and in turn have more energy*."
2015-06-12T18:31:42+00:00
Nancy - pain treatment testimonial
Nancy Sebastian - "The doctors at Atlanta Medical Clinic recommended a food allergy test for me. I was experiencing back pain which was radiating into my legs, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and allergies. The results of the test impacted my life a great deal, especially my diet. My back pain has subsided a great deal, my IBS symptoms have all but gone, and I am sleeping better and in turn have more energy*."
Penny - pain treatment testimonial

Food Allergy Test Testimonial

Penny Shefsky - "Having high cholesterol, heavy weight gain, and lethargy lead my doctor to recommend a food allergy test. After taking the test my cholesterol levels has come way down. My blood work came back excellent. And I lost about 20 pounds in less than four months. I feel so much better. I am 60 plus years old and I decided that it’s time to take my health serious. I am completely happy*!"
2015-06-12T18:37:34+00:00
Penny - pain treatment testimonial
Penny Shefsky - "Having high cholesterol, heavy weight gain, and lethargy lead my doctor to recommend a food allergy test. After taking the test my cholesterol levels has come way down. My blood work came back excellent. And I lost about 20 pounds in less than four months. I feel so much better. I am 60 plus years old and I decided that it’s time to take my health serious. I am completely happy*!"
Valerie - pain treatment testimonial

Food Allergy Test Testimonial

Valerie Luther - "Before the food allergy test I was having terrible sinus problems. I had a lot of trouble losing weight and major back issues. Now after the test and getting my results I feel that wheat may have been at the root of many of the problems. I am hoping to see all of the troubled areas resolve themselves.On a scale from 1- 10, I would have to give the test a 10. I really feel ten times better without eating the foods from my results list, especially wheat*."
2015-06-12T18:43:52+00:00
Valerie - pain treatment testimonial
Valerie Luther - "Before the food allergy test I was having terrible sinus problems. I had a lot of trouble losing weight and major back issues. Now after the test and getting my results I feel that wheat may have been at the root of many of the problems. I am hoping to see all of the troubled areas resolve themselves.On a scale from 1- 10, I would have to give the test a 10. I really feel ten times better without eating the foods from my results list, especially wheat*."
*Results may vary from person to person.