Identify food and chemical sensitivities with the Alcat Test
The Alcat Test can help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation and related symptoms. The Alcat Test is a food screening test, it does not diagnose a disease, but may help many chronic conditions associated or influenced by food.
The Alcat Test involves leukocyte activation testing. Leukocyte (white blood cell) activation testing identifies and measures immune cell responses to foods and other ingested compounds.
White blood cells (e.g. neutrophils which are most abundant, macrophages/monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, and lymphocytes) release a variety of pro-inflammatory mediators that cause the local and systemic symptoms of food and chemical sensitivity. When white blood cells are stimulated/activated by an offending trigger, they undergo measurable changes which can then be measured by leukocyte activation testing. During testing, white blood cells from a patient sample are exposed to a wide array of extracts (foods, herbs, spices, chemicals, additives, etc.) while changes at the cellular level are recorded and measured.
The Alcat Test enables Helen to help patients improve chronic health issues through dietary change. These conditions can include: