This segment has frequently asked questions put together for convenience. Find the solutions to your most asked questions about Food Allergy Test products and food intolerance:
Make sure you fast at least 2-4 hours before the blood test. Do not consume oily products till 2-3 hours before giving the blood sample. Effective and accurate measures of quality are adopted to analyse the results of the test.
The test is genuine and authentic as it follows the standard ELISA procedure. The results thereby tested are accurate and based on measures of good quality control.
The most common allergens vary from one person to another. Most often than not it is cereals and dairy items that cause allergies in people.
The most obvious reason of this is that the allergy is caused by non-food items.
There is no need to panic if you do so. Just continue with the precautionary diet from the next meal onwards.
The best practice is to eat home cooked food as you know exactly what goes into making it. However, if you happen to dine out, do not consume sauces and eat freshly cooked food.
Sometimes, the lack of symptoms could still mean that you have a specific food allergy. In some cases the IgG antibodies could manifest their reactions in the form of other issues like inflammation.
Yes, an Food Allergy Test test is certified as per international standards manufactured by R Biopharm. There are 20 laboratories globally. The certifications are as per ISO 13485 and ISO 901.
Yes, but he should be over 12 months old. The mothers of children who are less than a year old are tested, as they pass on their antibodies to the children through their umbilical cords.
Yes, it can be taken in such cases, however, the reactions to the food items you have been avoiding for 6 months will be negative because of the disappearance of IgG food antibodies.
If you are on short-term antibiotics, the results cannot be altered. However, a long term course of antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs could cause reactions.
Alcohol can be had to an extent, but if the ingredients show up as allergens, it has to be stopped. Coffee is not allowed because of its roasting substances.
As long as you buy juice without added sugar, it should be fine. Smoothies are ok too if there is no adverse reaction in the tests.
Milk products have a lot of calcium, but it can be substituted with other calcium rich items like broccoli.
This milk too contains the same proteins as ordinary milk, thereby making it safe to eliminate all milk products for the time recommended.
When a person is lactose intolerant, it makes the body unable to digest lactose, due to the lack of the enzyme lactase. Food Allergy Test does not look out for any enzyme activity in blood, thus, it is impossible to detect if a person is lactose intolerant.
Yes, as the antigens can be absorbed by the skin as well.
No, as citric acid is produced chemically and is a single molecule. The reaction shown is because of protein contained in lemons.
No, because vanillin has a different composition than vanilla and is a chemically produced flavour.
You should not succumb to the cravings as they normally subside after three to four days. You can also try to distract yourself by using essential oil for the skin.
You can eat sweets according to your diet plan and avoid all industrial products such as cake and chocolate.
Crabs, lobsters, crayfish are crustaceans. You should stay away from the items that are either not covered in your test or for those you don't have a result for, since the use of proteins in them is the same.
They are easily found in a variety of fruit juices, yoghurts and flavoured milk. Sometimes, a cross reaction occurs. Since pineapples and bananas share the same allergenic structure with latex, a cross reaction is possible anytime.
All food items not included in this test must be avoided for the first 9 to 10 weeks after the test. Look out for any change in your health that occurs after the intake.