FOOD & ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGY TEST (IgE)
IgE Allergy Explorer is a comprehensive blood test measuring IgE antibodies to over 150 foods and environmental allergens.
IgE Allergy Explorer
– Evaluate Over 150 Foods and Inhalants
What is IgE Allergy Explorer™?
IgE Allergy Explorer is a comprehensive blood test measuring IgE antibodies to a plethora of foods and environmental allergens. The IgE Allergy Explorer tests over 150 allergens at the extract and component level, making it the most extensive and affordable functional medicine allergy test available. Plus, the entire panel is a simple at-home collection using just a few drops of blood.
Understanding IgE Blood Testing Using IgE Food Explorer
What is Immunoglobulin E (IgE)?
IgE is a class of human immunoglobulins or antibodies. Normally, the function of IgE is to fight parasitic infections.
IgE antibodies are misdirected in allergic individuals to fight harmless substances like pollen, mite particles, or common foods. Elevated IgE antibodies are necessary for allergies (immediate, Type 1 immune responses) to occur.
What Is an Allergy?
Allergic reactions occur when the immune system has a misguided reaction what should be a harmless substances leading to symptoms ranging in severity from mild to severe. In some cases, allergies can lead to anaphylaxis, which is potentially life-threatening.
Allergies affect approximately 25% of the population, and their incidence is very much on the rise. Additionally, allergies can be difficult to pinpoint and diagnose, especially since the immune system can change over time. For this reason, allergy testing with the IgE Allergy Explorer is essential for effective allergy identification and management.
The IgE Allergy Explorer provides practitioners precision-based insight into seven categories of allergies at both the extract and component level.
IgE Allergy Explorer includes total IgE as an overall indicator of mast cell-mediated immune response. Elevated antibody levels are correlated with allergic response.
IgE Allergy Explorer Provides Data Into the Following Categories That Are Associated With IgE Reactions:
Pollen, including grass, trees, and weeds
Microorganisms and Spores, including yeast and mold
Cereals, including wheat, rye, barley, and more
Fruits and Vegetables
Nuts and Seeds, including component testing for peanuts, pecans, walnuts, poppy seeds
Animal Food, including milk, eggs, seafood, and meat
Insect Venoms, including component testing for wasps and honeybees
Who Can Benefit from IgE Allergy Explorer?
The IgE Allergy Explorer can benefit patients with any of the following symptoms:
Itchy mouth or oral irritation
Hives or eczema
Itching or swelling of skin
Nasal and sinus congestion
Wheezing or shortness of breath
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
History of allergic reaction
Fluctuations in heart rate
Can IgE Allergy Explorer be Used in Pediatrics? (Or Infants and Children)
Yes, blood testing for IgE antibodies is safe in children and often preferable to a scratch or food challenge test that may evoke a reaction.
Understanding Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivities
There are important differences between food sensitivities and food allergies. Different arms of the immune system facilitate both conditions. Food allergies are immediate, potentially life-threatening, mast-cell mediated, and often involve IgE antibodies, whereas food sensitivities are delayed reactions and elicit IgG antibodies.
It is best practice to measure IgE (IgE Allergy Explorer™) and IgG (IgG Food Explorer™) antibodies together as they independently create inflammation and play a role in symptoms driven by food. A food can elicit an IgE sensitivity response, an IgG antibody response, or both.
Testing Method: Blood-spot sample by finger-prick, done at home with testing kit, and then posted internationally for analysis
*Pricing includes 1x initial and 1x follow-up consultations
(Note: This is 30% off for coaching-clients)