Monday, December 1, 2008

Mainstream and Alternative Testing for Food Allergies and Vitamin Deficiencies

The ALCAT test was one test that was run for my son when he was sick with malabsorption, red cheeks and not speaking. But, Dr. Pescatore, the integrative doctor who did the ALCAT test, also ran mainstream tests which gave us a complete picture. The additional testing that was done was based on an detailed history he took of my son's symptoms. These are the tests that were run that, with the ALCAT, gave us a complete picture of the food intolerances and vitamin deficiencies:

1-Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
2-Zinc level
3-Copper level
4-Magnesium Level
5-Gliadin Antibody (IgG and IgA)
6-Milk/Casein IgE
7- Gluten IgG and IgA (from Quest)
Another important test was:
8-B12, methylmalonic acid, and homocysteine levels to check for a B12 deficiency

9-Vitamin D, 25-OH

10- Anti-Gliadin IgG Elisa

11-Tissue Transglutaminase (TTG IgA)

A GI doctor should be able to run these mainstream tests.

Related posts:

ALCAT Food Intolerance Test
Red Cheeks in Infants and Toddlers
Allergies and Food Intolerances

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