Why Food Allergy Testing?
Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities are on the rise, and they’re causing more problems than just tummy aches. Undiagnosed food allergies can cause anaphylactic shock or even death.
While scientists continue to study the causes of this growing problem among children and adults, ARCpoint Labs of Chattanooga can conduct food allergy testing as well as testing for intolerances and sensitivities. These tests can help you identify and minimize your risk.
Since food allergies can be triggered by minimal exposure to the food, they often cause quick reactions and can be life-threatening. If you identify your allergies properly through food allergy testing, you are more prepared to act quickly and prevent serious health issues.
Food allergy testing also encompasses testing for intolerances and sensitivities. While food intolerance lasts temporarily, can come on slowly, and usually isn’t life-threatening, its symptoms can be extremely unpleasant. Likewise, a food sensitivity may not prove fatal, but it can cause very real health issues — with testing, you can identify your sensitivities or intolerances and make the necessary dietary adjustments.
When Should I Get Food Allergy Testing?
If you’re exhibiting any of the symptoms below, it may be time to pursue food allergy testing or tests for food intolerances and sensitivities:
- Redness or swelling around the face
- Gastrointestinal issues or abdominal pain
- Itching in the mouth
- Dizziness or fainting
- Unexplained headaches or migraines
And keep in mind that some allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances are genetic, so you may want to pursue food allergy testing if someone in your family has a known food allergy.
Painless Testing for Hundreds of Edible Allergens
Whether you suspect you are allergic to one of the most common food allergens (milk, peanuts, shellfish, tree nuts, eggs, fish, soy, or wheat) or you just feel “off” no matter how many diets you’ve tried, food allergy testing can provide the answers you need.
ARCpoint Labs of Chattanooga can conduct food allergy testing on over 200 food allergens (meats/poultry, dairy, seafood, fruit, vegetables, grains, spices, additives). We offer several types of food allergy testing, so you can select exactly what we test for. The comprehensive nature of our food allergy testing allows us to confirm what exactly is causing your discomfort.
Scared that food allergy testing will be painful? There’s no outdated grid with many needle pricks here — our food allergy testing and testing for intolerances and sensitivities consists of a single, simple, painless blood draw. Come to ARCpoint Labs of Chattanooga and determine your food allergies with a simple blood test — no insurance, prescription, or appointment needed.