The ALCAT Test differs from other food allergy or intolerance tests as it accurately and objectively measures leukocyte cellular reactivity in whole blood, which is a final common pathway of all mechanisms. The test utilizes electronic, state of the art, hematological instrumentation. Standard allergy tests, such as skin testing or RAST are not accurate for delayed type reactions to foods and chemicals. Determines sensitivities to: ASPARTAME, BENZOIC ACID, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE(MSG), POLYSORBATE 80, POTASSIUM NITRATE, POTASSIUM NITRITE, SACCHARINE, SORBIC ACID, SODIUM METABISULFITE, SODIUM SULFITE, ACID ORANGE, BLUE #1, BLUE #2, BRILLIANT BLACK, GREEN #3, RED #1, RED #3, RED #40, YELLOW #5, YELLOW #6 Reqires a blood draw at lab of your choice. Blood draw fee not included. Sample is then sent postage paid to the testing lab.
The ALCAT Test differs from standard IgG tests in that they rely exclusively on one immune pathway, serum levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG). In fact, high food specific IgG titers are indicative only of exposure, not necessarily intolerance.
The ALCAT Test reproducibly measures the final common pathway of all pathogenic mechanism; whether immune, non-immune, or toxic. It is the only test shown to correlate with clinical symptoms by double blind oral challenges, the gold standard.
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How does the ALCAT Test work?
The core technology is a blood test that measures the body's cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including various foods, additives, colorings and chemicals. The individual's cellular reactivity after exposure of the blood to the various test agents, versus the person's own baseline control, tells the healthcare provider which substances may be causing a sensitivity-related response in the body. Based on the test results, a 4-Day Rotational Diet is recommended to the patient (see below).
The ALCAT Test has been validated by demonstrating a high correlation with double-blind oral challenges with both foods and food additives. In addition, a controlled study from Baylor Medical College reported 98% success for weight loss and/or improvement in body composition from patients that followed the recommended ALCAT Rotational Diet, an unparalleled achievement.
How do I read my ALCAT Test results?
The ALCAT Test results are presented in an easy to understand, color-coded format. They highlight the patient's incompatible foods and chemicals, and the level of each reaction (severe, moderate or mild). The ALCAT Test results also clearly identify the foods and chemicals which are non-reactive or "safe" by putting them in the green section of the results and organizing them by groups.
Cell Science Systems Ltd. Corp, provider of the ALCAT Test offers high quality laboratory testing to healthcare professionals and patients using state of the art proprietary technology. We will continue to broaden the understanding of food & chemical sensitivities through various international research projects and clinical trials.
The ALCAT Test will identify exactly which foods and chemicals are triggering each individual's problems. Alcat laboratory currently tests for over 300 foods, food additives, food colorings, environmental chemicals and even molds.
Many health problems have been linked to food intolerance - common everyday problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity/ADD, asthma and even obesity.
1. Order your test online, we provide doctors order.
2. Your kit is sent to your home. It includes the following:
--Prepaid Federal Express shipping pack with pickup service
--Shipping collection and instructions
3. Alcat will contact you with the local blood draw location to have your blood drawn. If your blood draw is NOT included with the test you may go to any lab you desire.
4. If you have health limitations that prevent you from making a trip to a blood draw center, a mobile blood draw in your home or office can be arranged for you at an additional charge of $45. If this is needed, please indicate your need in the notes section when you order your kit.
5.Send your kit to the ALCAT lab in the prepaid Federal Express package.
When the results are finished you will receive a detailed, easy to understand lab report explaining your test results in depth, a rotation meal plan and nutritional information emailed or mailed directly to you.t your home.