Here’s a quick rundown of how I tested for food allergies:
1. Go to www.foodallergy.com
2. Check out their Available Tests
These are the basic steps for testing outlined on the website through Alletess Medical Laboratory:
- Fill out the order form and the address where you would like the kit to be shipped. There is a $10.00 fee for the test kit. Click the “purchase” button and you will be taken to a secure online form to submit your credit card information.
- You will receive your test kit in 7-10 business days via Priority Mail.
- A licensed healthcare provider can order the testing. An MD or DO in all 50 states and DC, ND and others based on state regulations.
- Bring the test kit to your healthcare provider to have your blood drawn. From one tube of blood we can test for many different allergies and sensitivities.
- The test kit contains a FedEx Lab Pack to ship the specimen to Alletess Medical Laboratory. For U.S. residents, all shipping and handling is paid by Alletess.
- Once testing is completed the test results will be sent to your healthcare provider.
4. Once you get the test kit, fill out the forms (feel free to Contact them for help with filling out the forms, I did *see #8 below*), and have your Doctor fill out their portion too.
5. Get your blood drawn. You can do this at your doctor or any laboratory that will draw your blood; I went to Quest Diagnosics.
6. Send the blood through Fed Ex to them with filled out forms and payment (Contact Alletess for exact price depending on what tests you are ordering *see #8 below*) inside the packaging you received with the test kit.
7. I ordered the Comprehensive 184 IgG Food Panel *with wellness program* and the Basic 12 IgE Foods
8. I would recommend calling Alletess toll free at 800-225-5404 and talking to the Nutritionist to find out what would be the best tests to order for you, then call again once you have decided which tests you will be ordering and speak to billing or sales & marketing to ask them how much money to include for each test for total payment when you send your kit back with the blood.
If you desire to do this, and have any questions, please feel free to contact me 🙂
Hope this is helpful!