An allergic response involves an immediate IgE response which is not measured by the Alcat Test. A type 1 hypersensitivity, the IgE, Immunoglobin E mediated immune response, is immediate and usually produces symptoms minutes after ingesting the offender, and up to hours later. This is a true allergic reaction. Symptoms of true allergies are significant, can be life-threatening and. may include wheezing, hives, itching, immediate vomiting or anaphylaxis. If you believe you may have this type of reaction, it is crucial that you go to your physician or allergist for the diagnosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with food allergies, it is very important to continue to avoid these allergens to avoid a potentially life-threatening situation, regardless of reactivity identified by the Alcat Test. .
The Alcat Food and Chemical Sensitivity Test is a highly sensitive, objective test for assessing the delayed immune response to foods, or what are called food sensitivities. Symptoms related to sensitivities could occur hours after ingesting the offenders, or even days later. Those with symptoms of food sensitivities, may experience them chronically, and may include digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, feeling bloated, headaches, migraines, fatigue, skin issues, arthritis, focus and attention issues, irritability, and more.
It is also possible to have food sensitivities without noticing symptoms. The inflammation created by the white blood cell response may be occurring, but symptoms may not be detected.