Many people under the impression that they are suffering from food allergies are merely experiencing food sensitivity. Sensitivities usually result from an abnormal response by the body to a food component, which releases immunoglobulins that can cause irritation. Food sensitivity testing identifies which substances cause adverse reactions by the body, allowing patients to make proper diet choices. Moreover, the information these tests provide can serve as the starting point for significant, beneficial lifestyle modifications. The providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine have helped many patients enhance their wellness with food sensitivity testing in Austin.
While physical medicine including Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are two core components of our practice, food sensitivity testing also resonates with our holistic approach. This allows our healthcare providers to optimize patients’ wellness to a higher degree.
All food sensitivity tests scan for sensitivities to the most common fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, and meats. This is because many people are unaware they have sensitivities to these basic food components. Symptoms of food sensitivity can take up to 72 hours to appear, leading people to believe they stem from elsewhere. We commonly prescribe a 96-food test for patients, while a 184-food test is available for those looking to delve even deeper.
Food sensitivity testing merely requires a blood sample from the patient. While some patients elect for a standard blood draw, we also offer a finger prick option for those who dislike needles. We will then send the sample off to our laboratory for analysis and results are usually available within 10 business days. We will promptly reach out when the results are ready and schedule an appointment for you to review them with our medical provider. The results provide scientific explanations of the patient’s food sensitivities, which can translate into beneficial diet, supplement, and lifestyle changes.
Q: What is food sensitivity testing?
A: Food sensitivity testing assesses your body’s IgG immune response to certain foods to show which ones cause irritation in the body.
Q: How can food sensitivity testing benefit me?
A: These tests provide insights that allow patients to make better food and supplement choices as they look to improve or enhance wellness.
Q: Does health insurance cover food sensitivity testing in Austin?
A: Most major health insurance plans cover these tests. We also have self-pay options available.
Q: How long does it take to get results back?
A: Results are usually available 7-10 business days after we send the sample off. We will then reach out to the patient to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss them.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.