(Test Code 3200)
IgA antibodies are produced in the greatest quantity in a day. This is one of the most important antibodies as it is the bodies’ first line of defence against viruses and bacteria. Testing for IgA antibodies against specific foods may be raised when the lining of the intestinal tract, the mucous membrane, become inflamed or damaged. Elevated IgA to specific foods can be a sign of damage to the mucous membranes in the gut. Individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or even those with suspected leaky gut may benefit from testing IgA food reactions. The IgA 96 antibody test can be ordered through a variety of consumed food panels such as the general western foods (Code 3197), vegetarian foods (Code 3200) and Asian foods (Code 3198).
It is recommended that IgA allergy testing is only performed for infants greater than 18 months of age.
- Irritable Bowel
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Dairy: Casein, Cheese-Cheddar, Milk, Milk Goat, Whey
Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Cranberry, Date, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon
Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Barley, Bean- Kidney, Bean-Lima, Bean-Pinto, Bean-Soy, Buckwheat, Cashew Nut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin-Wheat, Gluten-Wheat, Hazelnut, Lentil, Millet, Oat, Pea-Green, Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Quinoa, Rice-White, Rye, Spelt, Walnut-English, Wheat-Whole
Meat/ Fowl, Egg: Egg White- Chicken, Egg Yolk- Chicken
Misc/ Herbs/Spices: Basil, Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Curry Powder, Flaxseed, Ginger, Honey-Bee, Mushroom, Oregano, Pepper-Black, Pepper-Chilli, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Yeast, Baker’s
Vegetables: Artichoke, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce ,Onion, Pepper-Green Bell, Potato-Sweet, Potato-White, Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato