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 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. (Combined IgG4 and IgE, by ELISA Method)
|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|