Services We Offer
Food Allergy Testing
Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)
Oral Food Challenges
Food Intolerance Testing
Pulmonary Function Testing
Chemical& Drug Patch Testing
Now Offering Food Intolerance Testing
Dr. Barnett is excited to offer a state of the art comprehensive food sensitivity test that combines IgE (allergic antibodies), IgG (food intolerance), IgG4( “blocking antibodies”) and C3d (inflammatory marker) for 88 food antigens. The pattern of the positive tests for these 4 labs can help determine what foods may be causing symptoms and what foods should be avoided.
An initial visit is required to discuss the test, obtain the test kit and the instructions for bringing the kit LabCorp to have the blood drawn. A follow up visit is required to review your test results.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What foods are included in the test? 88 common foods: almond, apple, asparagus, aspergillus mix, avocado, banana, barley, beef, black pepper, blueberry, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, cabbage, cacao, candida, cantaloupe, carrot, casein, cashew, cauliflower, celery, cherry, chicken, cinnamon, clam, coconut, codfish, coffee, corn, cottonseed, cow’s milk, crab, cucumber, egg albumin, egg yolk, English walnut, flax seed, flounder, garlic, ginger, gluten, goat’s milk, grapefruit, grapes, green olive, green pea, green pepper, halibut, honeydew, hops, kidney bean, lemon, lettuce, lima bean, lobster, mushroom, mustard, navy bean, oat, onion, orange, peach, peanut, pear, pecan, pineapple, plum, pork, rice, rye, salmon, scallops, sesame, shrimp, soybean, spinach strawberry, string bean, sweet potato, tea, tomato, tuna, turkey, vanilla, watermelon, white potato, whole wheat, yellow squash.
How much blood is needed? 2 tubes of blood are collected at a lab associated with Precision Point Diagnostic. You can find a Brick & Mortar Draw Station map on their website (https://precisionpointdiagnostics.com/draw-site-locations/) to find phlebotomy services near you or to book a Mobile Draw with their national partner, TRAVALAB. The closest Brick & Mortar Draw Station to the office is the Any Lab Test Now at 1221 Flower Mound Rd., Suite 310, Flower Mound, TX, 75028. Draw cost is $35.00 for the first two blood tubes plus $5.00 for each additional tube thereafter.
Do I need to be off any medications or fasting for the test? You do not need to be fasting. You should be off are systemic steroids (Prednisone, Medrol, steroid shot) in the 5 days prior to having the blood drawn.
How long does it take to get results back? Most results are back within 14 days, in rare cases if a patient has dozens of positive results the lab will repeat the test for quality control and it takes longer.
How do I get my results? You will schedule a follow up visit at least 2 weeks from the time you get your blood drawn to discuss with Dr. Barnett. We will not provide results on the patient portal, over the phone or via email.
Do I need an Epinephrine Autoinjector (Epipen/AuviQ) if I have positive Food Allergy testing? No, unless you have a personal history of anaphylaxis to a food, an Epipen/AuviQ is not necessary. A positive food IgE test correlates with clinical reactivity to that food <50% of the time which is why food allergy testing in isolation is rarely helpful for patients with food intolerance symptoms. This test measures 4 different components for each food.
Is the test billable to insurance? No but you can use HSA/HRA/FSA funds for the test. At the time of the visit with Dr. Barnett to discuss the test you will pay for the test and get your test kit to bring to laboratory associated with Precision Point Diagnostics. The test costs $475 and is due at the time the test kit is given.
Do I have to be eating the foods that I’m being tested to for the test to be accurate? No, these immune markers are not affected by whether or not you’ve been eating the food.