Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing

Many people who are under the impression that they are suffering from food allergies are merely experiencing food sensitivities. Sensitivities result from an abnormal response by the body to a food component, which releases immunoglobulins that can cause inflammation. 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. 

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. Because symptoms of food sensitivity can take up to 72 hours to appear, many people are unaware they are experiencing food sensitivities. We commonly recommend a 96-food test for patients, though a 184-food test is available for those with more severe symptoms or those looking to delve even deeper. 

Food sensitivity testing merely requires a finger prick blood sample from the patient. We will then send the sample off to our laboratory for analysis and results are usually available within 14 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 explanations of the patient’s food sensitivities, which can translate into beneficial diet, supplement, and lifestyle changes.

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. You can also visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at our practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 inflammation 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: How long does it take to get results back?

A: Results are usually available 10-14 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.

Learn why we are among the leaders in Integrative Medicine in Austin.

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.
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