IgA Intolerance testing


Elevated IgA to specific foods is widely believed to be a sign of damage to the mucous membranes in the gut. Individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or even those with suspected leaky gut may benefit from testing IgA food reactions. IgA is produced in the greatest quantity in a day. IgA antibodies are the first line of defence against suspected disease causing agents like viruses and bacteria.

IgA antibodies are found in areas of the body such the nose, breathing passages, digestive tract, ears, eyes, and vagina. IgA antibodies protect body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances. This type of antibody is also found in saliva, tears and blood. About 10% to 15% of the antibodies present in the body are IgA antibodies. A small number of people do not make IgA antibodies. It is recommended that IgA allergy testing is only performed for infants greater than 18 months of age.

Common symptoms associated with IgA intolerances:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Leaky gut
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Fluid retention
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Behavioural problems (ADD/ADHD)
  • Hives
  • Swelling
  • Wheezing
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rashes

Conditions which Frequently have Food Reaction Components

  • ADHD
  • Difficulty losing weight or weight loss
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Migraine
  • Eczema
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Otitis media
  • Fatigue
  • Psoriasis

 

IgA test panels available:

96 GENERAL (WESTERN) FOODS Almond, Amaranth, Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Beans (Kidney, Lima, Pinto),  Beef, Beet, Blueberry, Broccoli, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheese (Cheddar, Cottage, Mozzarella), Chicken, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Cod, Coffee, Corn, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Egg White (Chicken), Egg Whole (Duck), Egg Yolk (Chicken), Garlic, Gliadin (Wheat),  Gluten (Wheat), Grape, Grapefruit, Halibut, Hazelnut, Honey, Lamb, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce, Lobster, Milk (Cow, Goat), Mushroom, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Papaya, Pea (green), Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pineapple, Plum, Pork, Potato (Sweet),  Potato (White), Pumpkin,   Radish, Raspberry, Rice (white), Rye, Sesame seed, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Snapper, Sole, Soy Bean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberry, String bean, Sugar cane, Sunflower seed, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Walnut, Wheat, Whey, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yoghurt, Zucchini.

96 ASIAN FOODS –  Abalone, Almond, Apple, Bamboo Shoot, Banana, Bean (Kidney, Red), Beef, Bitter Gourd, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cashew, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherry, Chicken, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Cod, Coffee, Corn, Crab, Cucumber, Curry powder, Cuttlefish, Duck, Egg (chicken), Egg (duck), Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Gluten, Goose, Grape, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Honeydew, Job’s Tears, Kelp, Kiwi, Lamb, Leek, Lemon, Lettuce, Lian Woo, Lobster, Mango, Milk, Mung bean, Mushroom, Mustard, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Oyster, Papaya, Peach, Peanut, Pepper (black), Pepper (Cayenne), Pineapple, Pork, Potato (Sweet), Potato (white), Radish, Rice (white), Salmon, Sea Bass, Sea Perch, Sesame seed, Shrimp, Soy bean, Spinach, Strawberry, Sunflower seed, Taro, Tea (Oolong), Tomato, Tuna, Vanilla bean, Vegetable Sponge, Walnut,   Watermelon, Water Spinach, Whey, Woo‐hsiang powder, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yogurt

95 VEGETARIAN FOODS Almond, Amaranth, Apple, Apricot, Artichoke, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Beans (Kidney, Lima, Navy, Pinto), Bean sprout, Beet, Blueberry, Broccoli, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Capsicum (green), Carrot, Casein, Cashew, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheese (Cheddar, Cottage, Mozzarella), Cherry, Cocoa, Coconut, Coffee, Corn, Cranberry, Cucumber, Egg white (Chicken), Egg whole (Duck), Egg yolk (Chicken), Eggplant, Flaxseed, Garlic, Gliadin (Wheat),  Gluten (Wheat), Grape, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Kamut, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce,  Milk (Cow, Goat), Millet, Mushroom, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Papaya, Pea (green), Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pepper (black), Pepper (chilli), Pineapple, Pistachio, Plum, Potato (Sweet), Potato (white), Pumpkin, Quinoa, Radish, Raspberry, Rice (brown), Rice (white), Rye, Sesame seed, Soy Bean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberry, String bean, Sugar cane, Sunflower seed, Tomato, Walnut, Watermelon, Wheat, Whey, Yeast (Baker’s, Brewer’s), Yoghurt, Zucchini.

16 INHALANTS (IgA) Grasses (Bahia, Bermuda, Johnson, Perennial Rye, Smooth Brome, Sweet Vernal, Timothy);     Moulds (Alternaria tenuis, Aspergillus fumigatus, Cladosporium herbarum, Penicillium notatum); Cat dander, Cockroach, Dog dander, Dust Mite, House dust.

 

If you would like to get any testing done, please contact us.

We usually recommend to consider doing IgG and IgA testing at the same time. Discounts do apply when doing some combination panels.