Dr Meletis Food Allergy Finger Stick (DO NOT USE)

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.

Test is not suitable for children less than 6 months.


Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Bloodspot

Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
Food allergy is defined as the immunologically mediated adverse reactions to foods. Both food and environmental allergies have been implicated in a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body—from mildly uncomfortable symptoms such as indigestion and gastritis, to severe illnesses such as celiac disease, arthritis, and chronic infection. Allergies have also been directly linked to serious disorders of the central nervous system including: depression, anxiety, and chronic fatigue.

Food allergy causes the immune system to synthesize and release reactive chemical agents, such as histamines, cytokines, lymphokines, and interferons. These hormone like substances can dramatically influence cellular physiology, producing far-reaching effects on the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Items tested: Casein, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, milk, goat milk, whey, yogurt, beef, chicken, egg white, egg yolk, lamb, pork, turkey, cocoa bean, coffee bean, honey, sugar cane, baker yeast, brewer yeast, apple, apricot, banana, blueberry, cranberry, red grape, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya, peach, pineapple, plum, red raspberry, strawberry, manila clam, Atlantic cod, Dungeness crab, halibut, American lobster, oyster, red snapper, pacific salmon, western shrimp, sole yellowfin tuna, almond, amaranth flour, barley, kidney bean, lima bean, pinto bean, soy bean, string bean, buckwheat, coconut, corn, filbert, wheat gliadin, wheat gluten, lentil, oat, green pea, runner peanut, pecan, white rice, rye, sesame, spelt, sunflower, walnut, whole wheat, asparagus, avocado, beet, broccoli, white cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, common mushroom, black olive, white onion, green bell pepper, sweet potato, white potato, pumpkin, radish, green spinach, zucchini squash, and red tomato.