Be Cautious of Alternative Allergy Tests
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 include hair analysis, Vega testing, serum specific IgG tests, and muscle weakness tests. There are also kits available in stores and online for these tests that should be avoided as well. Aside of wasting time and money, they can put children at risk for malnutrition.
There are safe food allergy tests available. The ALCAT allergy test is a reliable blood test that, with the guidance of medical practitioners, have been proven to provide accurate results. The ALCAT allergy test evaluates personalized nutrition at the cellular level by measuring the blood’s cell response to challenges from a variety of substances. These substances include various foods, additives, colorings, and chemicals.
When the test is complete, ALCAT will send your doctor the results in a full color coded packet. This packet will highlight the substances you are incompatible with and the severity of the reaction it has on your body. In some cases, simple dietary adjustments can result in big changes for the patient. Since even the healthiest people can be negatively affected by certain foods, it is a good idea to talk to a doctor at Atlanta Medical Clinic that offers ALCAT testing to find out if you have any unknown intolerances.