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 suggest that each one is “safe” to eat, best to eat in moderation, or to avoid entirely.
The A-95 Food Allergy Panel and E-95 Food Allergy Panel can be combined for a lower cost to you to provide more comprehensive food allergy detection.
The A-95 panel does not overlap with the E-95 panel, and consists of another 95 less commonly eaten foods and seasonings.
|Test Code||Sample Report||Test Instructions|
|2011||E-95 Basic Food Panel||Instructions|
|2070||A-95 Basic Food Panel||Instructions|
|2200||Combo E-95 & A-95 Panel||Instructions|
|2015||Inhalant Panel, Regional||Instructions|
|2080||Combo Food & Inhalant Panel||Instructions|
|2052||Food Safe Bloodspot Panel||Instructions|