Foods Included When Testing for Food Allergies

The Standard Food Allergy Profile test takes the guesswork out of treating your condition and saves you a great deal of time, effort, and discomfort.

And if by chance your test happens to be negative, you can quickly move on to other potential causes of your problem without spending valuable time on an unsuccessful elimination diet and then wondering if you actually did it correctly.

Food allergy testing is a highly specialized procedure performed only by doctors trained in recognizing and treating non-anaphylactic food allergies, and only in laboratories especially equipped to handle the sophisticated testing required. In order to give you an accurate result, this test must be a blood test, and must include both IgE and IgG antibodies. If it does not evaluate both antibodies, there is a strong possibility that the testing will miss your food allergy.

Foods Included in the Standard Food Allergy Panel – 96 foods

Dairy: Cow’s milk, whey, casein, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, goat’s milk.

Meat and Poultry: beef, chicken, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs white (chicken), egg yolk (chicken), turkey.

Grains: amaranth, barley, buckwheat, corn, gliadin (wheat), gluten (wheat), oat, rice, rye, spelt, whole wheat.

Seafoods: lobster, clam, cod, crab, halibut, oyster, salmon, shrimp, snapper, sole, tuna

Vegetables: asparagus, avacodo, broccoli, beet, bell pepper (green), cabbage (white), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, mushroom, olive (black), onion (white), potato (white), pumpkin, radish, spinach, squash (green), squash (yellow), sweet potato, tomato, zucchini squash.

Nuts: almond, coconut, filbert, peanut, pecan, sesame, sunflower seed, walnut

Legumes: green pea, kidney bean, lentil, lima bean, peanut, pinto bean, string bean, soy bean.

Fruits: apple, apricot, banana, blueberry, cherry, grape (red) grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, raspberry, strawberry.

Miscellaneous: coffee bean, cocoa (chocolate) bean, honey, baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, sugar cane.

Foods Included in the 15 ‘Vegetarian’ Additional Food Allergy Panel

Vegetables: Atichoke, Bean Sprout, Eggplant, Chili Pepper

Grains: Flaxseed, Kamut, Millet, Quinoa, Brown Rice

Legumes/Nuts: Navy Bean, Cashew Nut, Pistachio Nut

Fruits: Cantelope, Cherry, Watermelon

Article Courtesy:  Dr. Stephen Wangen