IgA Food Allergy 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 an IgA blood test for 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 & CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH IGA INTOLERANCES
Common symptoms associated with IgA intolerances:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Leaky gut
- Abdominal bloating
- Fluid retention
- Mood disorders
- Skin conditions
- Behavioural problems (ADD/ADHD)
- Abdominal cramping
- Skin rashes
Conditions which Frequently have Food Reaction Components
- Difficulty losing weight or weight loss
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Mouth ulcers
- Otitis media
IGA TEST ANALYTES
IgA Test Pricing
We offer a very extensive range of general and functional pathology testing. The prices are to give you an indication of cost for the testing panels. Some tests may incur a blood collection fee ($20-$50), and some discounts do apply if more than one panel is ordered. Your practitioner is also able to tailor some tests specifically for you, and this may result in price changes too. Please see the test pricing page for price indications.
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