allergE+ by Access Medical Laboratories is a state-of-the-art environmental & food allergy test measuring total IgE antibodies for a vast array of environment & food sources. allergE+ evaluates 295 allergens using nano-bead technology on 1mL of serum. Results assist practitioners to curate diet and lifestyle guidance for their patients to reduce and eliminate symptoms related to adverse allergen reactions.
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An allergy is a reaction by the immune system triggering the body’s defenses against a substance that is usually harmless. The body’s natural reaction against foreign substances, such as pathogens that cause infection, is an immune response that protects the body from, and attacks, the foreign substance. An allergic reaction is a misguided immune response to non-pathogens that does not cause a reaction in most people. Environmental and food allergies differ not only by source, but exposure. Environmental allergies are triggered by coming into contact with the foreign substance through inhalation or skin contact during day-to-day activities. Food allergies are an immune response after ingestion. Symptoms of either source can range from sneezing, itching, congestion, skin rash, gastrointestinal distress and, in extreme cases, anaphylaxis.
Anyone can benefit from allergy testing to take control of their overall wellness. Understanding possible triggers in your daily environment and food choices are key to maintaining a great quality of life. If you are experiencing any allergy symptoms, or possible sensitivity symptoms, allergy testing can pinpoint the elements which help identify any lifestyle changes that need to be made. In certain cases, an allergic response can be a great health risk and even life threatening. Allergy testing can also rule out if the symptoms are immune system responses, or if sensitivities exist that may also be identified with additional testing.