Meridian Valley Laboratory uses a state-of-the-art enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique (ELISA) to measure serum IgG4 and IGE antibodies for food allergy testing. Serum is added to a 96-well plate containing different food antigens and then evaluated for classic antigen/antibody interactions. Accurate testing requires the patient to eat a wide range of foods within 3 weeks of assessment for IgG exposure to be present. The test provides a report of whether the levels of antibody to the various foods are low, moderate, or should be avoided altogether.
The E-95 Food Allergy Panel and A-95 Food Allergy Panel can be combined for a lower cost to you to provide more comprehensive food allergy detection.
The E95 panel is the basic food allergy test panel and consists of 95 commonly eaten foods.
Free Candida Screen Included, Candida Albicans
Sometimes it is not the the food sensitivities but it’s the infection (candida overgrowth). Candida is normally found in very small amounts in the human intestinal tract; small amounts do not cause problems in a healthy person. Too much Candida can result in symptoms very similar to those caused by food allergies. “Moderate” or “Avoid” on the Candida screen means that your body has produced high numbers of antibodies to Candida at some time in the past. It does not confirm that you have a current Candida overgrowth. There are several tests that can be done to assess whether you currently have excessive growth of Candida. One of the best of these is the Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT), a urine test which looks for the presence of waste products from Candida. Meridian Valley Lab studies have found a strong correlation between “Moderate” or “Avoid” antibodies on the MVL Candida Screen and high levels of Candida-related waste products on the MOAT.
|Test Code||Sample Report||Test Instructions|
|2011||E-95 Basic Food Panel||Instructions|
|2070||A-95 Extended Food Panel||Instructions|
|2200||Combo E-95 & A-95 Panel||Instructions|
|2007||P-47 Mini Food Panel||Instructions|
|2015||Inhalant Panel, Regional||Instructions|
|2080||Combo Food & Inhalant Panel||Instructions|