Alcat Allergy Testing

Alcat Allergy Testing

Alcat Allergy Testing services offered in Arlington and Prosper, TX

Environmental and food sensitivities and allergies can cause inflammation and trigger health problems like abdominal pain and migraines. The Institute for Hormonal Balance team in Arlington and Prosper, Texas, offers Alcat allergy testing to identify substances that may trigger your health issues and symptoms. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more about Alcat allergy testing.

Alcat Allergy Testing Q&A

What should I know about Alcat allergy testing?

Alcat allergy testing is a lab test that measures cellular reactions to more than 450 substances, checking for food and environmental allergies and sensitivities. 

Allergies are an immune system reaction to a substance that your immune system considers harmful to you. When you come in contact with this substance, your immune system releases chemicals that cause an allergic reaction, leading to hives, abdominal pain, or shortness of breath. 

Sensitivities are substances that trigger a negative reaction in your body, causing abdominal pain, rash, or headache. Sensitivities aren’t the same as allergies but can cause chronic inflammation and contribute to health problems.

I have migraines. Should I have Alcat allergy testing?

Migraines have many triggers, including certain foods. Alcat allergy testing can help identify the foods or substances that trigger your migraines so you can take action to avoid these substances to prevent or reduce the frequency of your headaches.

Many health conditions and symptoms are linked to allergies and sensitivities. You may also consider Alcat allergy testing at the Institute for Hormonal Balance if you have:

  • Dermatitis
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Metabolic disorder (obesity, Type 2 diabetes)
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Asthma

Finding the root cause of your health complaints can help you take steps that improve how you feel.

What can I expect during Alcat allergy testing?

The team at the Institute for Hormonal Balance conducts a thorough evaluation before making any recommendations for testing. They need to understand your health issues and concerns to determine what tests they need to perform to uncover the cause.

They ask detailed questions about your daily routine, medical history, and family history. They also perform a physical exam.

The team may recommend Alcat allergy testing to confirm or rule out allergies or sensitivities that might explain your symptoms or health issues. The Institute for Hormonal Balance has in-house lab testing, so you can get all your blood work done at the same time as your appointment. 

When can I expect results from Alcat allergy testing?

Your provider explains when you can expect results from your Alcat allergy test at the time of your appointment. They send the sample to the lab, where it’s tested against hundreds of substances, and results may take a week or more.

The team contacts you when they have your test results to discuss findings and treatments.

Call Institute for Hormonal Balance today or schedule your Alcat allergy testing online.