Physical Medicine Center Serving Tampa, Florida-Food Allergy Testing (ALCAT)
The ALCAT food sensitivity test is a minimally invasive blood test that accurately and reproducibly measures biological cellular reactivity in whole blood. Unlike standard IgG tests, which rely exclusively on one immune pathway and merely detects exposure, the ALCAT test is the premier test for detecting food, mold and chemical sensitivities/intolerances. Studies show the ALCAT test to be 83.4% accurate with foods and 96% accurate with food additives, as compared with the Gold Standard - a double blind oral challenge.
How the ALCAT test works
The ALCAT test objectively measures changes in size and number of white blood cells in response to ex vivo challenges with foods, chemicals and other environmental stimuli. Scores are generated by relating the patients' own blood without test substrate to their tested, reactive blood. Results are designated into four categories - Severe Intolerance, Moderate Intolerance, Mild Intolerance and Acceptable Foods - on a color coded report that is accessible online by the prescribing doctor or by hard copy. Included in the results is an individualized rotation diet.
Beyond hormone imbalances, serious health conditions are caused by food, environmental pollution, and the lack of exercising. Those serious health problems related to hidden food allergies can include:
The ALCAT Test works in conjunction with BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormone therapy and can be very helpful to your overall success in the program.