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100 Food Panel, Blood

Test ID: ACFP100
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Method

Alcat

Method Description

The Alcat Test measures food/immune reactions through stimulation of leukocytes. The Alcat Test does not identify type 1 classical IgE mediated (anaphylaxis) allergies.

Platform

The impedance method of blood cell counting and sizing. (ROBOCat II)

Report Includes

Almond; Apple; Asparagus; Avocado; Baker's Yeast; Banana; Barley; Basil; Beef; Bell Pepper Mix (Green, red, yellow and orange peppers); Black Pepper; Black Tea; Blueberry; Brewer's Yeast; Broccoli; Brussels Sprouts; Butternut Squash; Button Mushroom; Cabbage; Candida albicans; Cane Sugar; Cantaloupe; Carob; Carrot; Casein; Cashew; Cauliflower; Celery; Cherry; Chicken; Cinnamon; Clam; Cocoa; Coconut; Codfish; Coffee; Corn; Cow's Milk; Crab; Cranberry; Cucumber; Egg White; Egg Yolk; Eggplant; Fructose (HFCS); Garlic; Ginger; Gliadin; Gluten; Goat's Milk; Grape; Grapefruit; Green Pea; Halibut; Honey; Hops; Iceberg Lettuce; Lamb; Lemon; Lime; Lobster; Millet; Mustard Seed; Oat (Gluten Free); Olive; Onion; Orange; Oregano; Parsley; Peach; Peanut; Pear; Pecan; Pineapple; Pinto Bean; Plum; Pork; Psyllium; Rice (Brown/White); Rye; Salmon; Scallop; Sesame; Shrimp; Snapper, Red; Sole; Soybean; Spinach; Strawberry; String Bean; Sweet Potato; Tomato; Tuna; Turkey; Vanilla; Watermelon; Wheat; Whey; White Potato; Yellow Squash

Specimens

Whole Blood

Clinical Utility

The Alcat Test is a functional response test and captures the final common pathway of many of the pathogenic mechanisms, immunologic, toxic, and pharmacologic, that underlie non-IgE mediated reactions to foods and chemicals.

Source: https://cellsciencesystems.com/providers/alcat-test/test-guide; Accessed 24-May-2019

Test Location

Cell Science, FL, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Whole Blood

Collection Containers

3.8% Buffered Sodium Citrate

Sample Volume

3 full citrate tubes

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Specimens must be shipped the same day as collection.

Handling Information

Specimens must be shipped the same day as collection. Specimens must be at the testing site within 48 hs of collection. Store and send at RT. Use freezer packs if the ambient temperature is more than 78°F or 26°C.

Additional Information

This test kit is provided by ICL Client Care. To order a kit, or for more information, please email info@iclabs.ca or call 416-422-3000 ext 300

For additional information refer to the Cell Science website Alcat Test

Stability

Ambient 48 hrs

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis Gross
Icteric Unsuitable
Lipemia Present
Sample Older than 48 hours or improper anticoagulant
Temperature Refrigerated or Frozen

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Alcat

Method Description

The Alcat Test measures food/immune reactions through stimulation of leukocytes. The Alcat Test does not identify type 1 classical IgE mediated (anaphylaxis) allergies.

Platform

The impedance method of blood cell counting and sizing. (ROBOCat II)

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Location

Cell Science, FL, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Test Version

30-Sep-2019