Food Sensitivity Home Kit

Food Sensitivity Home Kit

$199

ARCpoint Labs’ Food Sensitivity Test measures your response to 96 different foods and detects any abnormal responses to a food component which is triggered by one’s immune system. This test was created to help individuals figure out what is causing symptoms related to foods; such as headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, or fatigue.

After you place your order, you will receive your collection kit within 3 to 5 business days.

Once your sample is received at the lab, your results will generally be available within 4-7 business days.

Food Sensitivity Home Kit – What is it?

Food sensitivities are abnormal responses to foods that are consumed. These foods trigger the immune system and can cause side effects such as nausea, bloating, pain in the abdomen, heartburn, fatigue, irritability and many other negative effects on the body.

The Food Sensitivity Test or (Specific IgG, IgA ELISA food tests) checks for reactions to 96 different foods in the following categories:

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Beverages
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Grains & Starches
  • Herbs & Spices

 

Food Sensitivity: What For

Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Allergies produce immediate responses that are highly noticeable and some can be dangerous or even fatal. Sensitivities can cause mild irritations and side effects that may not show an obvious connection with the food consumed. These symptoms can build or worsen over time. Allergy tests cannot be done at home because they require a larger volume of blood.

The Food Sensitivity Test is available to you with the convenience and privacy of taking the test at home. No physician order is required. You may be able to purchase this test with your HSA/FSA.

Who’s It For

The Food Sensitivity test was created to help individuals figure out what is causing symptoms related to foods, such as headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, or fatigue. This is the first step to eliminating foods that wreak havoc on your digestive system.

Common Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Belching
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
Food Sensitivity – Who For

What’s Included

Food Sensitivity: What's Included

Almond
Apple
Asparagus
Avocado
Banana
Barley
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bean, Green
Bean, Lima
Beef
Blueberry
Bran
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrot
Cashew
Cauliflower
Celery
Cheese, Cheddar
Cheese, Cottage
Cheese, Mozzarella
Chia
Chicken
Cinnamon
Clam
Cocoa
Coconut
Codfish
Coffee
Cola
Corn
Crab
Cucumber
Dill
Eggplant
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Garlic
Ginger
Gluten
Grape
Grapefruit
Haddock
Honey
Kale
Lamb
Lemon
Lettuce
Lobster
Malt
Milk, Cow’s
Mushrooms
Mustard
Oats
Olive, Green
Onion, White
Orange
Oregano
Pea, Green
Peach
Peanut
Pear
Pepper, Bell
Pepper, Black
Pineapple
Pork
Potato, Sweet
Potato, White
Rice, Brown
Rye
Safflower
Salmon
Scallop
Seaweed
Sesame
Shrimp
Sole
Soybean
Spinach
Squash
Strawberry
Sunflower
Swordfish
Tarragon
Tea, Black
Tomato
Tuna
Turkey
Walnut, Black
Watermelon
Wheat
Yeast, Baker’s
Yeast, Brewer’s
Yogurt


Know your medical history, know your risks, be aware of your symptoms and contact ARCpoint Labs for your test.

How To Order

1,2,3 Steps

Purchase Your Test Online.

Receive a kit mailed to your home.

Collect your sample according to the instructions in your kit.

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Mail your specimen in the supplied pre-paid envelope.

Get your results.

You will receive a secure email with your results. From here, you and your physician can work together to determine next steps.

Q: Does insurance cover my ARCpoint test?

It depends on your plan but usually not. We are not contracted with any insurance companies at this time. This is a health test that doesn’t require an office visit. However, ARCpoint Labs’ tests are usually priced lower than out-of-pocket costs associated with office visits.

Q: Can I use my HSA/FSA account to pay for a test?

Typically, yes, you can use your HSA/FSA account to pay for an at-home health test. Your ARCpoint Labs test is authorized by a physician, so it should fit the guidelines for most HSA/FSA coverage. It is best to check with your insurance provider prior to ordering the test.

Q: How long does it take to receive my results?

For At Home Kits, once your order is complete, your package will be shipped out of our fulfillment warehouse within 2 business days and you will receive your order within 3-5 business days. Once your sample reaches the lab, your results will be available online within 5-7 business days. Please note that during peak holiday season, we may experience up to 2-3 business day increase in processing times.

Q: Can I buy a test in my state?

At Home Kit tests are available to residents in 45 U.S. states. We currently do not offer tests to residents of the following states: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This is due to each state having different medical regulations.
For Blood Tests collected at an ARCpoint Lab, please visit www.arcpointlabs.com for a location near you.

Q: I am having trouble drawing blood from my finger. What should I do?

  • Drink plenty of water in the hours prior to your specimen collection.
  • The best site for a finger puncture is just off the right or left side of the finger pad of the ring or pinkie finger. The tip of the finger should be avoided.
  • Make sure hands (fingers) are warm. Hold under running warm water for 30 seconds if necessary to increase circulation.
  • Be sure to place your finger on a firm surface, like a countertop or kitchen counter, to ensure that you get the proper depth when activating the safety lancet.
  • After lancing collection area, use “milking” motion to draw blood towards puncture area.
  • Be sure to get 5 good drops of blood into the blood collection device.

Q: Should I share my results with my physician?

Yes, ARCpoint Labs strongly advises you to share and discuss your results with your healthcare provider. Our tests provide personalized information and education, but they are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care.

Q: Will you share these results with my doctor?

While we recommend you share your results with your health care provider, we will not share these results with anyone except you.

Q: What does it mean if my test shows I have a food sensitivity?

Our 96 & 184 IgG Comprehensive Food Panels test for food sensitivities, not food allergies.

Food sensitivities change and can be affected by:

Recent antibiotic use
Recent illness
Repetitive eating
Cross-reacting inhalant allergens

Class 1 is considered a mild sensitivity.

Class 2 is a moderate sensitivity.

Class 3 is a moderate-high sensitivity.

We recommend that any positive foods be removed from the diet for at least four (4) weeks, preferably 8-12 weeks. We encourage patients to rotate the foods that they can eat every four days to reduce the risk of developing new sensitivities.

After the period of elimination, foods may be re-introduced into the diet, one food at a time, every four days. The patient would consume the food being re-introduced 2-3 times on the day of re-introduction and then not eat it for the next three days, monitoring any adverse symptoms. If no symptoms occur up to 72 hours after ingestion, that food item may be brought back into the diet. We suggest keeping a food diary during this period.

What It Is

Food Sensitivity Home Kit – What is it?

Food sensitivities are abnormal responses to foods that are consumed. These foods trigger the immune system and can cause side effects such as nausea, bloating, pain in the abdomen, heartburn, fatigue, irritability and many other negative effects on the body.

The Food Sensitivity Test or (Specific IgG, IgA ELISA food tests) checks for reactions to 96 different foods in the following categories:

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Beverages
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Grains & Starches
  • Herbs & Spices

 

Food Sensitivity: What For

Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Allergies produce immediate responses that are highly noticeable and some can be dangerous or even fatal. Sensitivities can cause mild irritations and side effects that may not show an obvious connection with the food consumed. These symptoms can build or worsen over time. Allergy tests cannot be done at home because they require a larger volume of blood.

The Food Sensitivity Test is available to you with the convenience and privacy of taking the test at home. No physician order is required. You may be able to purchase this test with your HSA/FSA.

Who's It For

Who’s It For

The Food Sensitivity test was created to help individuals figure out what is causing symptoms related to foods, such as headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, or fatigue. This is the first step to eliminating foods that wreak havoc on your digestive system.

Common Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Belching
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
Food Sensitivity – Who For

What's Included

What’s Included

Food Sensitivity: What's Included

Almond
Apple
Asparagus
Avocado
Banana
Barley
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bean, Green
Bean, Lima
Beef
Blueberry
Bran
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrot
Cashew
Cauliflower
Celery
Cheese, Cheddar
Cheese, Cottage
Cheese, Mozzarella
Chia
Chicken
Cinnamon
Clam
Cocoa
Coconut
Codfish
Coffee
Cola
Corn
Crab
Cucumber
Dill
Eggplant
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Garlic
Ginger
Gluten
Grape
Grapefruit
Haddock
Honey
Kale
Lamb
Lemon
Lettuce
Lobster
Malt
Milk, Cow’s
Mushrooms
Mustard
Oats
Olive, Green
Onion, White
Orange
Oregano
Pea, Green
Peach
Peanut
Pear
Pepper, Bell
Pepper, Black
Pineapple
Pork
Potato, Sweet
Potato, White
Rice, Brown
Rye
Safflower
Salmon
Scallop
Seaweed
Sesame
Shrimp
Sole
Soybean
Spinach
Squash
Strawberry
Sunflower
Swordfish
Tarragon
Tea, Black
Tomato
Tuna
Turkey
Walnut, Black
Watermelon
Wheat
Yeast, Baker’s
Yeast, Brewer’s
Yogurt

Know your medical history, know your risks, be aware of your symptoms and contact ARCpoint Labs for your test.

How To Order

Step 1

Purchase Your Test Online.

Step 2

Receive a kit mailed to your home.

Step 3

Collect your sample according to the instructions in your kit.

4b

Mail your specimen in the supplied pre-paid envelope.

5b

Get your results.

You will receive a secure email with your results. From here, you and your physician can work together to determine next steps.

FAQ

Q: Does insurance cover my ARCpoint test?

It depends on your plan but usually not. We are not contracted with any insurance companies at this time. This is a health test that doesn’t require an office visit. However, ARCpoint Labs’ tests are usually priced lower than out-of-pocket costs associated with office visits.

Q: Can I use my HSA/FSA account to pay for a test?

Typically, yes, you can use your HSA/FSA account to pay for an at-home health test. Your ARCpoint Labs test is authorized by a physician, so it should fit the guidelines for most HSA/FSA coverage. It is best to check with your insurance provider prior to ordering the test.

Q: How long does it take to receive my results?

For At Home Kits, once your order is complete, your package will be shipped out of our fulfillment warehouse within 2 business days and you will receive your order within 3-5 business days. Once your sample reaches the lab, your results will be available online within 5-7 business days. Please note that during peak holiday season, we may experience up to 2-3 business day increase in processing times.

Q: Can I buy a test in my state?

At Home Kit tests are available to residents in 45 U.S. states. We currently do not offer tests to residents of the following states: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This is due to each state having different medical regulations.
For Blood Tests collected at an ARCpoint Lab, please visit www.arcpointlabs.com for a location near you.

Q: I am having trouble drawing blood from my finger. What should I do?

  • Drink plenty of water in the hours prior to your specimen collection.
  • The best site for a finger puncture is just off the right or left side of the finger pad of the ring or pinkie finger. The tip of the finger should be avoided.
  • Make sure hands (fingers) are warm. Hold under running warm water for 30 seconds if necessary to increase circulation.
  • Be sure to place your finger on a firm surface, like a countertop or kitchen counter, to ensure that you get the proper depth when activating the safety lancet.
  • After lancing collection area, use “milking” motion to draw blood towards puncture area.
  • Be sure to get 5 good drops of blood into the blood collection device.

Q: Should I share my results with my physician?

Yes, ARCpoint Labs strongly advises you to share and discuss your results with your healthcare provider. Our tests provide personalized information and education, but they are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care.

Q: Will you share these results with my doctor?

While we recommend you share your results with your health care provider, we will not share these results with anyone except you.

Q: What does it mean if my test shows I have a food sensitivity?

Our 96 & 184 IgG Comprehensive Food Panels test for food sensitivities, not food allergies.

Food sensitivities change and can be affected by:

Recent antibiotic use
Recent illness
Repetitive eating
Cross-reacting inhalant allergens

Class 1 is considered a mild sensitivity.

Class 2 is a moderate sensitivity.

Class 3 is a moderate-high sensitivity.

We recommend that any positive foods be removed from the diet for at least four (4) weeks, preferably 8-12 weeks. We encourage patients to rotate the foods that they can eat every four days to reduce the risk of developing new sensitivities.

After the period of elimination, foods may be re-introduced into the diet, one food at a time, every four days. The patient would consume the food being re-introduced 2-3 times on the day of re-introduction and then not eat it for the next three days, monitoring any adverse symptoms. If no symptoms occur up to 72 hours after ingestion, that food item may be brought back into the diet. We suggest keeping a food diary during this period.

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