All Alcat Tests include a consultation with a Nutritionist.
The ALCAT Test identifies reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and other substances associated with inflammation that are linked to chronic health problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity/ADD, asthma and even obesity.
The immune system is a double edge sword. It should react appropriately and protect against infection when confronted with potentially harmful invaders or "infectious agents" like viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds can trigger chronic activation of the immune system. White blood cells release harmful chemicals and generate damaging free radicals when they encounter incompatible foods just as they do when fighting viruses or bacteria.
Chronic activation of the immune system has been linked to:
Attention Deficit Disorder
These symptoms can occur several hours, or even days after exposure making it extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause. The delay between exposure and symptoms makes the ALCAT Test invaluable as it takes the guesswork out of identifying sensitivities and intolerances.
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. They measure only a single mechanism, such as the effect of mast cell release of histamine or the presence of allergen specific IgE molecules. Delayed reactions to foods and chemicals are NOT IgE mediated.
The ALCAT Test also 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.
Cell Science Systems Ltd. Corp. is a vertically integrated medical technology company, federally licensed which produces the high tech systems to carry out the ALCAT Test. The ALCAT Test is the only test to have been awarded three patents.
For over 20 years, the ALCAT Test has provided patients and healthcare professionals with a tool to successfully overcome a wide variety of conditions which result from delayed food and chemical sensitivities.
The blood samples are sent to the lab via Next Day Air and the results are usually emailed to you within 4 days after they are received.
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