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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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31 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 19 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC650820

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 19 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC650820 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Coastal CA Grasses Brome, Smooth Bermuda grass Rye, Perennial Bahia Grass Trees Mimosa/Acacia Birch, White Oak, White Sycamore Walnut Pecan Mulberry, White Olive ... more details

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32 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 2 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676528

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 2 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676528 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: DE, MD, NJ, Coastal FL, GA, NC, SC, VA Grasses Timothy grass Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Maple, Red Cedar, Red Sweet Gum Sycamore Hicko... more details

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33 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 3 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676536

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 3 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676536 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: NC, PA, SC, VA, WV Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Maple, Red Cedar, Red Locust Hickory, White Oak, White Mul... more details

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34 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 4 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676544

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 4 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676544 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Middle Florida Grasses Rye, Perennial Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Bayberry Oak, Live/Virginia Elm, American Maple, Red Cypress, White Bald Mulberry, ... more details

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35 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 5 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676551

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 5 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676551 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Southern Florida Grasses Rye, Perennial Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Maple, Red Bayberry Oak, Live/Virginia Cypress, White Bald Privet, ... more details

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36 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 6 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676569

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 6 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676569 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: Coastal AL, LA, TX, MS, Northern FL, Southern GA Grasses Timothy grass Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Maple, Red Cedar, Red Sweet Gum Sycamo... more details

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37 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 7 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676577

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 7 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676577 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: AR, Eastern NM, Northern LA, OK, TX Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Cedar, Mountain Ash, White Oak, White Maple/B... more details

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38 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 8 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676585

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 8 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676585 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: IN, KY, OH, TN, Northern AL, Northern GA, and Northern MS Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Bahia grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Cedar, Red Hazelnut Sweet... more details

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39 . Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 9 Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC676593

Allergen Profile Regional Allergen Zone 9 Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC676593 This is an IgE inhalant panel. States: MI, MN, WI Grasses Bluegrass, Kentucky Bermuda grass Johnson grass Trees Elm, American Cedar, Red Oak, White Maple/Box Elder Spruce Hickory, White Mulberry, Red Syca... more details

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40 . Allergen Profile Spring Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC062489

Allergen Profile Spring Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC062489 This is an inhalant panel measuring IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Alder, Smooth Beech Birch, White Cedar, Mountain Elm, American Hickory, White Maple, Red Oak, White Poplar, White Sycamore... more details

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41 . Allergen Profile Summer Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC062471

Allergen Profile Summer Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC062471 This is an inhalant panel measuring IgE. The following allergens are included in the panel: Bahia grass Bermuda grass Fescue, Meadow Johnson grass Bluegrass, Kentucky Rye, Perennial grass Timothy grass Alternaria tenui... more details

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42 . Allergen Profile Year around Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC062497

Allergen Profile Year around Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC062497 This is an inhalant panel measuring IgE and is designed for people who have year round allergies. If you cannot identify any particular season that is causing you the most allergic response, then this panel is a great place to start. The... more details

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43 . Gluten Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LC602497

Gluten Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LC602497 Gluten is a protein most commonly found in wheat and other related grains, such as barley and rye. Adding texture and a characteristic chewiness to baked goods, this ingredient is used in a wide variety of other foods as a thickener and binder, ... more details

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44 . Celiac Disease Antibody Screen. Item Catalog Number LC334971

Celiac Disease Antibody Screen Item Catalog Number: LC334971 Celiac disease is a lifelong digestive disorder affecting both children and adults. The disease is probably under-diagnosed in that it may affect as much as 1% of the population of the United States. This condition is characterized by ... more details

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45 . Food Safe Allergy Blood Test. Item Catalog Number LCM73001

Food Safe Allergy Blood Test Item Catalog Number: LCM73001     Has it ever occurred to you that fatigue, weight gain, abdominal discomfort, headaches, even aging skin could be due to a food allergy? Consideration of food allergy is a critical component of any comprehensive approach... more details

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