Food intolerances are on the rise

Non-IgE mediated, or non-allergic, food hypersensitivities or food intolerances may present as non-immunologic adverse reactions in gastrointestinal-related disorders, such as lactase deficiency, dietary protein-induced enterocolitis syndromes, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, as well as in autoimmunity disorders, inflammatory skin diseases, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, and even autism. These conditions often resolve when the offending food is avoided.

Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (MDL) now offers multi-parameter testing that contains optimized combinations of up to 204 relevant foods and their respective additives for detecting food-specific IgG antibodies in serum via Immunoblot.

  • Testing performed by A CLIA certified CAP-accredited reference laboratory that adheres to strict where state and federal regulations to provide a “clinical approach”
  • At-home tests are not a replacement for a clinical diagnosis and doctor-recommended treatments. A clinical diagnosis is most useful for making safe dietary choices
  • Results within 5-7 days
  • Specimen required – serum
  • Prepayment in full is required
Test Requisition Form

Test 2003

Food Sensitivity Test (Reactivity to 96 Foods) IgG by Immunoblot

  • Dairy & Egg: cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, cow’s milk, egg white, egg yolk, mozzarella, yogurt.
  • Fish & Seafood: clam, codfish, crab, haddock, lobster, prawn, salmon, scallop, sole, swordfish, tuna.
  • Fruit: apple, avocado, banana, bell pepper, blueberry, cantaloupe, coconut, grape (white), grapefruit, lemon, olive, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, strawberry, tomato, watermelon.
  • Gluten Containing Cereals: wheat grain, barley grain, brown rice, malt, rye grain, wheat bran.
  • Gluten Free Cereals & Alternative Foods: black wheat, oat grain.
  • Herbs & Spices: basil, bay leaf, cinnamon, dill, ginger, mustard seed, oregano, pepper (black), tarragon.
  • Legume: lima bean, pea, peanut, soybean, string bean.
  • Meat: beef, chicken, lamb meat, pork, turkey.
  • Miscellaneous: baker’s yeast, black tea, brewer’s yeast, gluten, honey, kelp.
  • Mushroom: white mushroom.
  • Nuts & Seeds: almond, cashew nut, chia seeds, cocoa bean, coffee, cola nut, safflower seed, sesame, sunflower seed.
  • Salads: green cabbage, iceberg lettuce, kale.
  • Vegetable: asparagus, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, onion, spinach, sweet potato, white potato, winter squash.

Test 2002

Expanded Food Sensitivity Test (Reactivity to 108 foods) IgG by Immunoblot

  • Dairy & Egg: butter, emmental cheese, goat’s cheese, goat’s milk, kefir, processed cheese, sheep’s cheese, sheep’s milk.
  • Fish & Seafood: anchovy, carp, crayfish, eel, herring, mackerel, ocean perch, octopus, oyster, pike, red shrimp, sea bass, squid, trout.
  • Fruit: apricot, black currant, blackberry, cherry, chili, cranberry, date, fig, gooseberry, honeydew melon, kiwi, lime, lychee, mango, nectarine, papaya, plum, pomegranate, raisin, raspberry, zucchini.
  • Gluten Containing Cereals: spelt.
  • Gluten Free Cereals & Alternative Foods: buckwheat, flour millet.
  • Herbs & Spices: anise, cayenne pepper, chamomile, clove, coriander, cumin, curry powder, marjoram, mint, nutmeg, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme, vanilla, liquorice root.
  • Legume: broad bean, carob, chickpea, kidney bean, lentil, mung bean, snow pea, white bean.
  • Meat: duck meat, quail.
  • Miscellaneous: aloe vera, baking powder, bamboo shoots, beta-lactoglobulin, caper, casein, hops, Jerusalem artichoke, vine leaves.
  • Mushroom: shiitake.
  • Nuts & Seeds: brazil nut, flax seed, hazelnut, macadamia nut, pine nut, pistachio, poppy seed, sweet chestnut.
  • Salads: chard, chicory, fennel, iceberg lettuce, rocket (arugula).
  • Vegetable: artichoke, beetroot, Brussels sprout, chive, horseradish, leek, radish, rapeseed, red cabbage, shallot, turnip cabbage.

Test 2001

Comprehensive Food Sensitivity Test (Reactivity to 204 foods) IgG by Immunoblot

Includes all foods listed in Tests 2003 & 2002