US BioTek Laboratories

 

 

Food Sensitivity & Allergy Testing

Lab phone number: 877-318-8728 

Purpose of Test

This test identifies which foods are triggering a food sensitivity or food allergy. BioTek’s 96 General Food Panel is a quantitative ELISA analysis of antigen-specific IgG, IgG4 and IgA antibodies to 96 common foods and spices.

A full blood draw can be used to identify lgE antibodies in addition to lgA and lgG. With reactions ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening, accurate identification of IgE-mediated food allergies is also critical.

US BioTek Laboratories employs fully automated robotic ELISA systems to ensure precise, accurate, and reproducible detection of food-specific antibodies.

Food sensitivities are recognized to be correlated with many chronic health conditions, but with proper identification and elimination of offending foods, many experience relief from their symptoms.

Direct Lab Price: 

$298 for the 96 General Food Panel IgG and IgA combined with the Total IgE.

$368 for the 96 General Food Panel IgG, IgG4 and IgA combined with the Total IgE.

(Please put your credit card number or check on the requisition.  If the price is not on the requisition – please fill in this price). The price is subject to change if re-testing in the future. Depending on your insurance company, this may be covered as an Out-of-Network cost. To determine whether a claim may be covered please contact your insurance provider. The lab will not submit the claim to your insurance company. If you are concerned that a claim may not be covered, you can choose to prepay for your testing and we will provide you with a statement that you may then submit to your insurance provider for coverage determination and if approved, payment will go directly to you.

Here’s a list of the most commonly asked questions and instructions regarding this lab test.

Where do I go for the blood draw sample?

Step 1 – Please take the signed requisition and the lab kit to a blood draw location which you can find here: https://www.usbiotek.com/blood-draw-locations

There will be a blood draw fee of $35+ with the phlebotomist at most blood draw locations.

Step 2 – Fill out the Test Requisition Form completely with your personal information. Payment type must be completed with payment included to process your sample unless you made arrangements to pay through Fortitude Functional Nutrition. 

Step 3 – The draw center should ship the test kit blood sample and requisition in the FedEx bag provided or you can request to take it to a FedEx shipping center.

My test kit did not have a Test Requisition Form?

Unless you already received the test requisition in your private portal, you should email or call our office (at info@fortitudefunctionalnutrition.com or 720-580-2078) for a Test Requisition Form. 

Do I need to stop taking any of my medications before I collect my sample?

No please do not stop any of your medications before collecting your sample. But, be well hydrated before your blood draw. Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral or intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.

Do I need to stop eating certain foods before I collect my sample?

It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Avoid eating foods that may have potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal.