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Life Extension® offers three primary ways to identify an individual’s abnormal immune response to different allergens.

  • Inhalant Allergies - mediated by IgE – Examples are allergies to pollen, grasses, and molds.
  • Fast reacting food allergies - mediated by IgE (True food allergies) – Examples are peanuts, shellfish, wheat, dairy.
  • Slow reacting food allergies - mediated by IgG (Food sensitivities) – These are different than fast reacting true food allergies. Symptoms related to slow reacting can be hours to days later. Examples are dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, nuts, fruits, meat.

IgE is a type of antibody that causes the body to react against foreign substances (allergens) such as pollen, mold, animal dander or nuts. We are all familiar with these “rapid-acting”, IgE mediated food allergies such as your throat swelling shut after eating peanuts or instant hives after eating shrimp. On the other hand, doctors too often overlook the impact that slow reacting IgG mediated food allergies have on overall health. These IgG mediated responses are known as food sensitivities and may be a major reason why you don’t feel well. Symptoms such as fatigue, joint and muscle pain, upset stomach, and irregularity can often result from the foods you are eating. Many times these “sensitivities” can cause symptoms hours to days after the food is eaten.

Life Extension’s Food Safe Allergy test measures antibodies called IgG (subclass4). This type of antibody reacts with certain foods and may cause such delayed symptoms as chronic headaches, skin changes, heartburn, and indigestion. The food sensitivity results you will receive provide important information about your immune system and whether it is in conflict with various components of your diet.

And who hasn’t heard about allergies to wheat or gluten! In addition to the IgE allergy test available for wheat, Life Extension also offers a screening panel that can help you and your doctor evaluate your risk for Celiac Disease. While Celiac Disease is caused by a reaction to wheat proteins, it is not the same thing as a wheat allergy. It is actually an autoimmune disorder.

Take advantage of Life Extension’s food sensitivity and allergy testing by ordering today!

Ideally you should test all three – inhalant allergies, as well as fast and slow reacting food allergies. Remember that since IgE (fast) food reactions are often different than IgG (slow) food reactions your body may react to wheat on the slow reacting food test (IgG). That does not mean it will also show up on the fast (IgE) reacting food test. People often get confused by this … but it is important to remember the tests are looking at how different aspects of the immune system react to foods. It is often very helpful to assess all the different ways your body may be reacting to inhalants and foods.

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16 . Allergen Profile Food Shellfish Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC062695

Allergen Profile Food Shellfish Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC062695 This panel measures fast reacting IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Clam Crab Lobster Oyster Shrimp Scallop Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. ... more details

Allergen Profile, Food - Shellfish

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17 . Allergen Profile Food Vegetable I Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC601831

Allergen Profile Food Vegetable I Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC601831 This panel measures fast reacting IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Cucumber Lettuce Spinach Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. ... more details

Allergen Profile, Food - Vegetable I

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18 . Allergen Profile Food Vegetable II Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC601823

Allergen Profile Food Vegetable II Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC601823 This panel measures fast reacting IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Carrot Green Bean Green Pea Kidney Bean (Red Bean) Onions Potato, White Soybean Summer Squash Tomato Fasting is not required... more details

Allergen Profile, Food - Vegetable II

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19 . Allergen Profile Mini panel Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC649749

Allergen Profile Mini panel Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC649749 This is an inhalant panel measuring IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (dust mite) Dermatophagoides farinae (dust mite) Cat Hair, Standardized Dog Epithelia Bermuda Grass ... more details

Allergen Profile, Mini-panel

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20 . Allergen Profile Mold Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC062448

Allergen Profile Mold Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC062448 This is an inhalant panel measuring IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Alternaria tenuis Aspergillus fumigatus Aureobasidium pullulans Candida albicans Cladosporium herbarum Epicoccum purpurascens Fus... more details

Allergen Profile, Mold

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21 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 1 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676510

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 1 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676510 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT This panel contains the following allergens: Dust Mites/Animals Dermatophagoides farinae Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Cat Hair, Standardized Dog Epitheli... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 1

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22 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 10 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676601

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 10 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676601 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: IL, IA, MO, Southwestern MN Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Oak, White Cedar, Red Maple, Red Mulberry, Red Hickory, White S... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 10

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23 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 11 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676619

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 11 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676619 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: CO, KS, NE, ND SD Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Oak, White Maple/Box Elder Walnut Mulberry, Red Sycamore Ash, White Wee... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 11

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24 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 12 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676627

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 12 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676627 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Eastern MT, Western CO, WY Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Oak, White Maple/Box Elder Walnut Mulberry, Red Sycamore Ash, Wh... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 12

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25 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 13 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676635

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 13 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676635 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Central OR, Eastern WA, Northeastern CA, Northeastern ID, Western MT Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Cedar, Mountain Oak, White S... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 13

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26 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 14 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676643

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 14 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676643 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Coastal OR, WA, Northern CA Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Redwood Elm, American Birch, White Walnut Oak, White Maple/Box Elder Weeds ... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 14

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27 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 15 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676650

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 15 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676650 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Eastern OR, NV, Southeastern WA, Southern ID, UT Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Oak, White Cedar, Mountain Birch, White Spruce... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 15

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28 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 16 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676668

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 16 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676668 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: AZ, Southeastern CA, Southwestern TX, Western NM Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bahia Grass Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Oak, White Cedar, Mountain Eucalyp... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 16

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29 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 17 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676676

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 17 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676676 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Alaska Grasses Timothy Trees Hazelnut Birch, White Redwood Walnut Elm, American Oak, White Weeds Sheep Sorrel Thistle, Russian Sagebrush Plantain, English Ragw... more details

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30 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 18 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676684

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 18 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676684 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Hawaii Grasses Kentucky Blue Bermuda grass Bahia Trees Mimosa/Acacia Queen Palm Eucalyptus Mulberry, White Cedar, Mountain Olive Weeds Cocklebur Saltbush Plant... more details

Allergen Profile, Regional Allergen Zone 18

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