Last week, we talked about the good chance that your Gluten Sensitivity test may be inaccurate as it does not test for all potential sensitivities. Gluten is a very complicated substance, especially during digestion. Because it is broken down a number of times, into many different compounds, in order for all potential sensitivities to be detected, the test must be able to pick up on them. The typical Celiac Panel test that is done at a traditional laboratory is not able to do so.
The traditional Celiac Panel test requires the patient to be on a Gluten Diet in order to be re-tested. And even the second test provides a false-negative quite often.
So, how does one accurately detect Gluten sensitivity?
Gluten/Antigenic Food Sensitivity and Gene Panel Stool Test
There is a Stool Gluten Analysis that accurately detects specific excrement that the body is releasing and not absorbing. One of the tests that we offer here at New Autism is the DNA Stool Analysis test. This Stool Gluten Analysis test is included in this test.
Anyway, here is one test?
“This panel is the best value for the money and really, the overall best panel to order. We are offering four stool tests and a gene test for the price many labs charge for the gene test alone. Gluten, cow’s milk, chicken eggs, and soy are the most immune-stimulating (antigenic) foods consumed in large quantities. Food sensitivity is now a very common entity because heightened activity of our immune systems [caused by a) immune-stimulating hormones and toxins in food, water, and, air, b) genetic modification of our main foodstuffs (extensive hybridization of wheat, laboratory genetic modification of soy beans, corn, and other foods), c) altered intestinal flora from extensive use of antibiotics by humans, in agriculture, and chlorine in water, d) overuse of drugs inhibiting secretion of digestive acid in the stomach, and e) for the past 50-100 years, overly sanitized conditions when infants and children are developing proper immune tolerances] has rendered most of our main protein-rich foodstuffs highly antigenic. Stool testing is the most sensitive measure of these types of reactions (much more accurate than blood, skin, or saliva testing).”
Why identify the genes controlling gluten/food sensitivity? Adding a gene test helps in the assessment of the genetic predisposition of these immune reactions, that not only can help gauge severity in the individual being tested (having two such genes rather than one, rather than none), but also the probability of these reactions being present in parents, siblings, and children. Also, the probability of having celiac disease vs. non-celiac gluten sensitivity in each of these three generations can also be determined, and the absence of a celiac gene all but rules out having celiac disease in the individual tested.
Doctor Wong offers this test for $759 / €759 and along with the test, Dr. Wong also includes courier, shipping and handling fees, complete interpretation and analysis, and a follow up consultation fee where Dr. Wong will give you the steps you need to begin repairing the body.
This test is available both in the USA as well as internationally.
Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity & Autoimmunity test (Cyrex Array 3)
This test detects over 20 Proteomins that are indicators of Gluten sensitivity. This test package costs $715 and includes not only the test but Dr. Wong’s complete analysis, Shipping and Handling, and a followup consultation. Last week, I discussed about the different components of gluten breakdown which this test can be useful for.
This test is only available in the USA
ELISA IgG Test
Tests for immunologic reaction to the four primary individual food antigens and four additional antigenic food categories including and upto 184 allergens: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Soy, Other Grains (corn, rice, oats), Meats (beef, chicken, pork, tuna), Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts), and Nightshades (eg. white potato).
Dr. Wong offers this test package for $590 / €590 and as with all of his test packages, it includes the test, courier, shipping and handling, personal analysis, and followup consultation with Dr. Wong.
If you are interested in any of these tests to accurately test your child for Gluten Sensitivity, please leave a comment below and we’ll get you all of the information you need.
Something to look forward to: We’re updating our store to make it even easier to get all of the tools you need! Stay tuned!