- Tests Individual's Cellular Response to 250 Food Items, Additives, Chemicals, Molds and Antibiotics
- Up to 15 million Americans Suffer From Food Allergies (NIH)
- Most Results Ready in 5-7 Days After Sample is Received
- Inclusive of Lab Testing Fee, Collection Center Appointment Arrangements, Mobile Collection and Basic Review
This 250 Food Panel test is ideal for identifying the foods that can trigger allergic reactions on an individual. It works by drawing blood samples on a donor and then sent to the lab for analysis to see if there is an adverse reaction to the various food allergens in the panel. This food panel includes an extensive list of common allergens like nuts, soy, dairy, as well as less common allergens like spices, fruits and vegetables.
Various foods are seen as major culprits in several food sensitivity cases that contribute to inflammatory diseases like atopic dermatitis, itching, hives, eczema, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps and pain – to name a few. Although the food panel tests you’ll find on TestCountry.com do not aim to replace medical care, they are extremely helpful in determining the foods that individuals may need to eliminated from their diet.
You will be shipped a collection kit and a mobile collector will contact you to set up a date and time for the collection.
200 Food Panel
Almond, Amaranth, Apple, Apricot, Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Baker's Yeast, Banana, Barley, Basil, Bay Leaf, Beef, Bell Pepper Mix (green, red, yellow and orange peppers), Blackberry, Black Beans, Black Pepper, Black-Eyed Pea, Blueberry, Brewer's Yeast, Broccoli, Brussels Sprout, Buckwheat, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Candida Albicans, Cane Sugar, Cantaloupe, Caraway, Carob, Carrot, Casein, Cashew, Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper, Celery, Cherry, Chicken, Chickpea, Cinnamon, Clam, Clove, Cocoa, Coconut, Codfish, Coffee, Corn, Cottonseed, Cow's Milk, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Cumin, Date, Dill, Duck, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Eggplant, Fig, Flaxseed, Fructose, Garlic, Ginger, Gluten/Gliadin, Goat's Milk, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Pea, Haddock, Halibut, Hazelnut, Honey, Honeydew Melon, Hops, Iceberg Lettuce, Kidney Bean, Kiwi, Lamb, Lemon, Lentil Bean, Lima Bean, Lime, Lobster, Malt, Mango, Millet, Mushroom, Mustard, Navy Bean, Nutmeg, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Oregano, Oyster, Papaya, Paprika, Parsley, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Peppermint, Pineapple, Pinto Bean, Pistachio, Plum, Pork, Psyllium, Pumpkin, Radish, Raspberry, Red Beet/Beet Sugar, Rice (Brown/White), Rye, Safflower, Sage, Salmon, Sardine/Herring, Scallop, Sea Bass, Sesame, Shrimp, Snapper, Sole, Soybean, Spinach, Strawberry, String Bean, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Tea, Thyme, Tilapia, Tomato, Trout, Tuna, Turkey, Turnip, Vanilla, Veal, Walnut, Watermelon, Wheat, Whey, White Potato, Yellow Squash
20 Food Additives/Colorings
Aspartame, Benzoic Acid, Blue #1, Blue #2, Butylated Hydroxy Anisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT), Erythritol, Green #3, MSG, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Nitrate, Red #1 & Red #40, Saccharine, Sodium Sulfite, Sorbic Acid, Sucralose, Yellow #5 & Yellow #6, Xylitol
10 Environmental Chemicals
Ammonium Chloride, Benzene, Chlorine, Deltamethrin, Fluoride, Formaldehyde, Glyophosate, Orris Root, Phenol, Toluene
Alternaria, Aspergillus, Botrytis, Candida Albicans, Cephalosporium, Cladosporium, Curvularia Specifera, Epicoccum Nigrum, Fusarium, Helminthosporium, Hormodendrum, Monilla Sitophila, Mucor Racemosus, Penicillium, Phoma Herbarum, Pullularia, Rhizopus Nigrican, Rhodotorula, Spondylocladium, Trichoderma
- What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
Food allergy and food intolerance are both types of ‘food sensitivity’. The main differences between them are the length of time it takes for symptoms to appear and the type of symptoms involved. When someone has a food allergy, their immune system reacts to a particular food as if it isn’t safe. This causes immediate symptoms, such as itchiness, rash and swelling.
Food intolerance doesn’t involve the immune system. Some reactions are caused by an inability to digest a particular food. Usually symptoms are not immediate, but there are some preservatives and flavor enhancers that can cause flushing or wheezing in people with asthma soon after eating them.
- What does Functional Food Mean?
Functional food is the name given to the food, which has additional functions. These functions are used to prevent the occurrence of diseases and also, assist in improving the overall health. These are either categorized into processed foods and foods that have been enhanced with health-promoting additives such as vitamin-enriched products.
However, these don’t have products where fortification is done to meet government regulations and the changes aren’t actually recorded as being significant additions or are ‘invisible fortification’. The invisible fortification method uses traditional methods such as adding iodine to table salt, vitamin D to milk etc. to prevent against thyroid diseases and rickets.
Nowadays, functional foods are included in a new branch in food science and is rapidly gaining popularity with health-conscious consumers. With the help of functional food tests along with food nutrition tests these functional foods were separated from other foodstuff. Although first used in Japan in the 1980s, there’s no legal definition for the term.
The FDA regulates all the claims, which manufacturers make about the nutrient content of functional foods and their effect on the health, body functions and diseases. FDA also divides these foods into –
· Food additives
· Medical food
· Conventional food
· Food meant for special dietary purposes
Although functional foods are healthy, these need to be chosen with utmost care. This is because even while promoting wellness, they can’t be the substitute of poor eating habits. This is why it makes sense to eat a balanced and a varied diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
There’s always the risk of people with food allergies, which is why not everyone can consume all sorts of functional foods for enhancing their health and wellbeing. It is also necessary to take a food intolerance test to ensure that the functional food included in the diet doesn’t trigger any allergy.