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.
It is recommended to continue eating your usual diet leading up to the test. Alternatively, if you wish to test your sensitivity to foods that you do not commonly eat, you may introduce them into your diet 4-6 weeks prior to the test. Do not consume foods that are known to provoke severe or life-threatening symptoms.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 E-95 panel is the basic food allergy test panel and consists of 95 commonly eaten foods. (Combined IgG4 and IgE, by ELISA Method)
|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|
|2052||FoodSafe Bloodspot Panel||Instructions|