Platinum Comprehensive Alcat Panel-Cell Science Systems Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5-7 Business days once the lab receives the specimen
Note: Result turnaround 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.

Special Instructions: Specimen MUST be sent overnight to the lab Monday thru Thursday ONLY

Description: Food allergy is an IgE immune system response that is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach and in some cases anaphylaxis. The most common food allergies are to nuts, shellfish, wheat and dairy. According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, only about 4% of the United States population has a food allergy. The ALCAT Test does not detect Food Allergy.

Food intolerance, on the other hand, is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. The Alcat Test is now considered the, “gold standard” laboratory method for identification of non-IgE mediated reactions to foods, chemicals, and other substances.

This panel tests for 200 food intolerances, 10 food additives, and 10 food colorings, 50 Functional Food & Medicinal Herbs, 10 Environmental Chemicals, 20 Molds, and 20 Antibiotics/Anti-Inflammatory Agents that can activate the immune system. It measures changes in size and volume of white blood cells in response to challenges with foods. This is a tolerance test, not an allergy test.

200 Foods:
Apple, Baker’s Yeast, Banana, Barley, Beef, Black Pepper, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cane Sugar, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Chicken, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Corn, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fructose, Garlic, Gliadin, Gluten, Grape, Green Pea, Iceberg Lettuce, Lamb, Lemon, Mustard Seed, Oat (Gluten Free), Onion, Orange, Peanut, Pear, Pork, Rice (Brown/White), Shrimp, Soybean, Strawberry, String Bean, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Vanilla, Wheat, White Potato, and Yellow Squash.

Almond, Asparagus, Avocado, Basil, Bell Pepper (Green), Black Tea, Blueberry, Brewer's Yeast, Brussels Sprouts, Button Mushrooms, Candida albicans, Carob, Cashew, Celery, Cherry, Clam, Coconut, Codfish, Coffee, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Eggplant, Ginger, Goat's Milk, Grapefruit, Green Tea, Halibut, Honey, Hops, Lime, Lobster, Millet, Olive, Oregano, Parsley, Peach, Pecan, Pineapple, Pinto Beans, Plum, Rye, Salmon, Scallop, Sesame, Snapper, Sole, Spinach, Watermelon and Whey.

Amaranth, Apricot, Artichoke, Bay Leaf, Blackberry, Black Beans, Black-Eyed Pea, Buckwheat, Caraway, Cayenne Pepper, Chickpea, Clove, Cumin, Date, Dill, Duck, Fig, Flaxseed, Haddock, Hazelnut, Honeydew Melon, Kidney Bean, Kiwi, Lentil Bean, Lima Bean, Malt, Mango, Navy Bean, Nutmeg, Oyster, Papaya, Paprika, Peppermint, Pistachio, Pumpkin, Radish, Raspberry, Red Beet, Safflower, Sage, Sardine, Sea Bass, Sunflower, Tapioca, Thyme, Tilapia, Trout, Turnip, Veal and Walnut.

Acorn Squash, Ancho Chili Pepper, Anchovy, Bison, Bok Choy, Brazil Nut, Cardamom, Catfish, Chamomile, Chicken Liver, Cilantro, Coriander Seed, Endive, Fava Bean, Fennel Seed, Flounder, Grouper, Jalapeño Pepper, Kale, Kelp, Leaf Lettuce, Red/Green Leek, Licorice, Macadamia, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Maple, Sugar, Mung Bean, Mussel, Nectarine, Okra, Parsnip, Pine Nut, Pomegranate, Portobello Mushroom, Quinoa, Romaine Lettuce, Rosemary, Saffron, Scallion, Sorghum, Spelt, Swiss Chard, Swordfish, Teff, Turmeric, Venison, Watercress, Wild Rice and Zucchini Squash.

30 Food Additives/Colorings/Environmental Chemicals:
Acid Blue #3 (Xylene Blue V), Acid Red #14, Annatto, Beta-Carotene, Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue), Blue #2 (Indigo Carmine), Brilliant Black, Green #3 (Fast Green), Red #2 (Amaranth Red), Red #3 (Erythrosine), Red #4 (Carmine), Red #40 (Allura Red), Yellow #5 (Tartrazine), Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow)

Aspartame, Benzoic Acid, Butylated Hydroxyansiole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Citric Acid, Erythritol, Fructose (HFCS), Lecithin (Soy), MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), Orris root, Polysorbate 80, Saccharin, Sodium Sulfite, Sorbic Acid, Sucralose, Xylitol

50 Functional Foods and Medicinal Herbs:
Açaí Berry, Aloe Vera, Ashwaganda, Astralagus, Bamboo Shoot, Barley Grass, Bee Pollen, Bilberry, Black Walnut, Cascara, Chlorella, Chondroitin, Dandelion Root, Echinacea angustifolia, Elderberry, Essiac, Feverfew, Gingko Biloba, Glucosamine, Goji Berry, Goldenseal, Grape Seed Extract, Guarana Seed, Gymnema Sylvestre, Heartwood (Red Quebracho) Hawthorn Berry, Huperzine, Kava Kava, Luo Han Guo (Lo Han or Monk Fruit), Lutein, Maitake Mushroom, Milk Thistle (Silymarin), Mullein Leaf, Noni Berry, Pau D’Arco Bark, Pine Bark (Pycnogenol), Red Yeast Rice, Reishi Mushroom, Resveratrol, Rhodiola, Rooibos Tea, Schisandra Berry, Senna, Spirulina, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Vinpocetine, Wheatgrass, Wormwood, Yellow Dock

20 Molds:
Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus fumigatus, Botrytis cinerea, Candida albicans, Cephalosporium gramineum, Cladosporium herbarum, Curvularia, Epicoccum nigrum, Fusarium oxysporum, Geotrichum candidum, Helminthosporium, Hormodendrum cladosporium, Monilia sitophila, Mucor racemosus, Penicillium notatum, Phoma herbarum, Pullularia aureobasidium, Rhizopus stolonifer, Rhodotorula rubra, Spondylocladium, Trichoderma

20 Antibiotics/Anti-Inflammatory Agents:
Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid), Diclofenac (Voltaren), Diflunisal (Dolobid), Gentamicin, Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), Indomethacin, Ketoprofen, Naproxen (Aleve), Neomycin, Nystatin, Pencillamine, Penicilin, Piorxicam (Feldene), Streptomycin, Sulfamethoxazole, Sulindac (Clinoril), Tetracycline