organic acids test + IGG food allergy test + candida

GENERAL

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is now offering the Organic Acids Test and IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida as a combination. This combo test is an excellent option if your insurance company doesn't reimburse for the standalone IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida. Below is an overview of the tests:

ORGANIC ACIDS TEST (OAT)

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormal toxic levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, affect energy levels and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete one or more abnormal organic acids. The cause of these toxic levels include: oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, and genetic factors.

If abnormalities are detected in the OAT, treatment can include supplements, vitamins, antioxidants and dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and physicians have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel movements, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain.

U.S. Patent # 5,686,311 for specific OAT compounds: Certain uses of the compounds arabinose, citramalic, tartaric, 3-oxoglutaric, carboxycitric, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylpropionic (DHPPA), and 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-3-hydroxypropionic (HPHPA) acids in their application to autism in the Organic Acids Test and Microbial Organic Acids Test are protected by USA patent 5,686,311 granted November 11, 1997.

IGG FOOD ALLERGY TEST + CANDIDA

The IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Sometimes referred to as "delayed allergies", IgG food reactions require removal of the offending foods for several months to years. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG-mediated food reactions. These people may continue to eat offending foods, unaware of their potential effects. The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida will identify the offending food so they can be eliminated from the diet. This elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy according to numerous clinical studies.

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. recently added Candida to the IgG Food Allergy Test. Candida problems are caused when the benign yeast form of Candida albicans mutates to its fungal form. Candida can take over sections of the intestinal tract resulting in numerous symptoms. As it grows out of balance it produces toxins that create holes in the lining of the intestines, leading to leaky gut syndrome. After entering the blood, Candida albicans causes an inflammatory immune system response. A wide range of disorders have been linked to Candida including autism, multiple sclerosis, depression, and chronic fatigue. Use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, chemotherapy, and anti-inflammatory steroids greatly increase susceptibility to Candida.

HEALTH BENEFITS COMBINING THE OAT + IGG FOOD ALLERGY TEST + CANDIDA

  • The OAT and IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida combo provides a more in-depth evaluation of overall nutritional status and digestive sufficiency.
  • Combining these tests help the physician to evaluate the patient’s “state of the gut” and the contribution of gastrointestinal health to the patient’s chronic conditions.
  • Sampling for the two tests at the same time strengthens the usefulness of the single tests.
  • Along with the physician’s clinical assessment, a treatment plan can be designed from the two tests, which show a total of 166 markers (94 IgG food sensitivities and 74 OAT metabolites combined).

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

The IgG Food Allergy Test is available as both Serum and Dried Blood Spot.

Urine: 10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested. Patient should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection.  Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 12 hours before collection.

Serum: 1 mL of in a gold-topped SST or in a royal blue-topped no additive tube.

Dried Blood Spot (DBS): Five full circles of dried blood on the protein saver card is required.

Please note that the elimination of a food prior to sampling will reduce the ability for our laboratory to detect antibodies (allergies) to that food.

CPT CODES

  • 82131
  • 83150
  • 83921 (63 units)
  • 84210
  • 82507
  • 83497
  • 83945
  • 84585
  • 82570
  • 83605
  • 84207
  • 84591

TESTIMONIALS

"After identifying a low serotonin level on an Organic Acid Test (a hallmark functional medicine test), A severely depressed and suicidal man began taking 100mg of 5htp twice a day (5htp is the direct precursor to serotonin). After 2 days, he said his depression virtually disappeared and he was no longer suicidal. I love when I can identify a biochemical glitch and someone can have such a profound emotional turn around."

–Dr. Josh Friedman of Integrative Psychotherapy of Omaha

"The Organic Acids Test has brought new meaning to my specialized practice in women's health. This test has allowed me to investigate more deeply the chronic issues that contribute to female related conditions like PMS, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, chronic UTIs and vulvodynia. I have had a great deal of success in treating complicated PMS cases that didn't respond to typical female hormone balancing therapies. Since utilizing the OAT, it has provided me with a variety of information to determine the underlying cause of female related issues. Some of the markers that I find valuable for women's health issues are the bacterial and yeast metabolites, oxalates, B vitamins, vitamin C, and pyroglutamic acid. I have been so impressed by this test that I can't help but want to spread the word about its uses for various women's health conditions!"

–Jennifer, N.D.

THIS TEST IS ALSO KNOWN AS:

  • PRUEBA DE ÁCIDOS ORGÁNICOS + PRUEBA DE ALERGIA A LOS ALIMENTOS IGG + CÁNDIDA
  • 有機酸テスト+ IGG食物アレルギーテスト+カンジダ

  • تحليل الأحماض العضوية+حساسية الأغذية مع الكانديدا

  • ORGANISCHEN SÄUREN-TEST + IGG NAHRUNGSMITTELALLERGIE-TEST + CANDIDA

  • ACIDES ORGANIQUE, LES ÉPREUVES + IGG ALLERGIE ALIMENTAIRE ESSAI + CANDIDA
  • TEST ACIDI ORGANICI + TEST DI ALLERGIA ALIMENTARE IGG + CANDIDA

  • 유기산 검사 + IGG 음식 알레르기 테스트 + 칸디다

  • KWASY ORGANICZNE TEST TEST + IGG ALERGIA POKARMOWA + CANDIDA

  • TESTE DE ÁCIDOS ORGÂNICOS + IGG TESTE DE ALERGIA ALIMENTAR + CANDIDA
  • ORGANIK ASITLER TEST + IGG GIDA ALERJI TESTI + CANDIDA

  • 有机酸测试+ IGG食物过敏测试+念珠菌