Allergy test kit comparison

Dan Wich looking disgusted at a urine test

By: Dan Wich

I made this page when I was looking for inexpensive home allergy tests. However, after reading more about these types of tests (IgG tests), I'm not convinced they're as reflective of food "sensitivities" as their marketing suggests, and decided they weren't worth the (surprisingly-high) prices for me. But if you think otherwise and would like to compare them, here's what I found:


Arrayit Pinnertest

In Home Test (blood spot) 202 items

Tests: acai berry, agar, agave, allspice, almond, aloe vera, amaranth, anchovy, anise seed, apple, apricot, artichoke, arugula, asparagus, aspartame, avocado, banana, barley, basil, beef, beet, bell pepper, black bean, black tea, blackberry, blueberry, bluefish, brazil, broccoli, brussel sprouts, buckwheat, butternut , cabbage, cane sugar, canola oil, cantaloupe, capers, cardamom, carob, carrot, cashew, cauliflower, celery, chamomile, chard, cherry, chestnut, chicken, chickpea, chicory, chili pepper, chive, cilantro, cinnamon, clam, clove, cocoa bean, coconut, cod, coffee, cola, coriander, corn, cow's milk, crab, cranberry, cucumber, cumin, currant, date, dill, duck, eel , egg white, egg yolk, eggplant, endive, fava bean, fennel, fig, flaxseed, fructose, garlic, ginger, ginseng, gluten (gliadin), goat's milk, grape, grape leaf, grapefruit, guava, haddock, hazelnut, hemp, herring, hibiscus, honey, hops, jasmin, kale, kamut, kidney bean , kiwi, lamb, lavender, leek, lemon, lentils, lettuce, lime, lobster, lyvhee, macadamia, mackerel, mango, maple syrup, millet, mint, mushrooms, mussel, mustard seed, nectarine, nut, nutmeg, oat, octopus, okra, olive, onion, orange, oregano, oyster, papaya, paprika, parsley, pea, peach, peanut, pear, pectin, peppercorn, pine nut, pineapple, pinto bean, pistachio, plum, pomegranate, poppy seed, pork, potato, pumpkin, quail, quinoa, rabbit, radicchio, radish, raspberry, red snapper, rhubarb, rice, rooibos, rosemary, rutabaga, rye, saccharin, saffron, sage, salmon, sardine, sea bass, sesame seed, sheep's milk, shrimp, sole, soybean, spelt, spinach, squash, squid, strawberry, string bean, sucralose, sunflower seed, sweet potato, sword fish, tapioca, tarragon, thyme, tilapia, tomato, trout, tuna, turkey, turmeric, turnip, vanilla, walnut, watercress, watermelon, wheat, yeast, zucchini.


Cell Science Systems ALCAT

50 food panel

Tests: apple, baker's yeast, banana, barley, beef, black pepper, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, cane sugar, cantaloupe, carrot, casein, cauliflower, chicken, cinnamon, cocoa, corn, cow's milk, egg white, egg yolk, fructose (HFCS), garlic, gliadin, gluten, grape, green pea, iceberg lettuce, lamb, lemon, mustard seed, oat gluten free, onion, orange, peanut, pear, pork, rice brown/white, shrimp, soybean, strawberry, string bean, sweet potato, tomato, tuna, turkey, vanilla, wheat, white potato, yellow squash.

100 food panel

Tests (in addition to those above): almond, asparagus, avocado, basil, bell pepper mix (green, red, yellow and orange peppers), black tea, blueberry, brewer's yeast, brussels sprout, button mushroom, candida albicans, carob, cashew, celery, cherry, clam, coconut, codfish, coffee, crab, cranberry, cucumber, eggplant, ginger, goat's milk, grapefruit, halibut, honey, hops, lime, lobster, millet, olive, oregano, parsley, peach, pecan, pineapple, pinto bean, plum, psyllium, rye, salmon, scallop, sesame, snapper red, sole, spinach, watermelon, whey.

150 food panel

Tests (in addition to those above): amaranth, apricot, artichoke, bay leaf, blackberry, black beans, black-eyed pea, buckwheat, caraway, cayenne pepper, chickpea, clove, cumin, date, dill, duck, fig, flaxseed, haddock, hazelnut, honeydew melon, kidney bean, kiwi, lentil bean, lima bean, malt, mango, navy bean, nutmeg, oyster, papaya, paprika, peppermint, pistachio, pumpkin, radish, raspberry, red beet/beet sugar, safflower, sage, sardine/herring, sea bass, sunflower, tapioca, thyme, tilapia, trout, turnip, veal, walnut.

200 food panel

Tests (in addition to those above): acorn squash, ancho chili pepper, anchovy, bison, bok choy, brazil nut, cardamom, catfish, chamomile, chicken liver, cilantro, coriander seed, endive, fava bean, fennel seed, flounder, jalapeño pepper, kale, kelp, leaf lettuce (red/green), leek, licorice, macadamia, mackerel, mahi mahi, maple sugar, mung bean, mussel, nectarine, okra, parsnip, pine nut, pomegranate, portobello mushroom, quinoa, romaine lettuce, rosemary, saffron, scallion, sorghum, spelt, squid, swiss. chard, swordfish, teff, turmeric, venison, watercress, wild rice, zucchini squash.

237 food panel

Tests (in addition to those above): adzuki beans, arrowroot, arugula, black currant, boston bibb lettuce, cannellini beans, capers, chia, chicory, chives, collard greens, curry, dandelion leaf, escarole, guava, hemp, horseradish, lactose, lychee, molasses, mulberry, mustard greens, nutritional yeast, persimmon, rhubarb, shallot, sheep's milk, shiitake mushroom, spaghetti squash, spearmint, star fruit, tangerine, taro root, tarragon, wakame seaweed, water chestnut, yam.


150 vegetarian food panel

Tests: almond, ancho chili pepper, apple, apricot, artichoke, asparagus, avocado, baker's yeast, banana, barley, basil, bay leaf, bell pepper mix, black pepper, blackberry, black-eyed pea, black tea, blueberry, brazil nut, brewer's yeast, broccoli, brussels sprout, buckwheat, button mushroom, cabbage, candida albicans, cane sugar, cantaloupe, caraway, carob, carrot, casein, cashew, cauliflower, cayenne pepper, celery, chamomile, cherry, chickpea, cinnamon, clove, cocoa, coconut, coffee, corn, cow's milk, cranberry, cucumber, cumin, curry, date, dill, egg white, egg yolk, eggplant, endive, fava bean, fig, flaxseed, fructose (HFCS), garlic, ginger, gliadin, gluten, grape, grapefruit, green pea, hazelnut, honey, honeydew melon, hops, iceberg lettuce, jalapeño pepper, kale, kelp, kidney bean, kiwi, leek, lemon, lentil bean, lima bean, lime, macadamia, malt, mango, maple sugar, millet, mung bean, mustard seed, navy bean, nectarine, nutmeg, oat gluten free, okra, olive, onion, orange, oregano, papaya, paprika, parsley, parsnip, peach, peanut, pear, pecan, peppermint, pine nut, pineapple, pinto bean, pistachio, plum, pomegranate, portobello mushroom, psyllium, pumpkin, radish, raspberry, red beet/beat sugar, rhubarb, rice (brown/white), romaine lettuce, rosemary, rye, saffron, sage, sesame, sorghum, soybean, spinach, strawberry, string bean, sunflower, sweet potato, swiss chard, tapioca, tarragon, thyme, tomato, turmeric, turnip, vanilla, wakame seaweed, walnut, watermelon, wheat, whey, white potato, yellow squash, zucchini squash.

200 vegetarian food panel

Tests (in addition to those above): acorn squash, adzuki beans, arrowroot, arugula, black beans, black currant, bok choy, boston bibb lettuce, butternut squash, cannellini beans, capers, cardamom, chia, chicory, chives, cilantro, collard greens, coriander, dandelion leaf, escarole, fennel seed, goat's milk, guava, hemp, horseradish, lactose, leaf lettuce (red/green), licorice, lychee, molasses, mulberry, mustard greens, nutritional yeast, persimmon, quinoa, safflower, scallion, shallot, shiitake mushroom, spaghetti squash, spearmint, spelt, star fruit, tangerine, taro root, teff, water chestnut, watercress, wild rice, yam.


30 food additives/colorings/chemicals panel

Tests: acid blue #3, acid red #14, ammonium chloride, annatto, aspartame, benzoic acid, bha (butylated hydroxyanisole), bht (butylated hydroxytoluene), blue #1 (brilliant blue), blue #2 (indigo carmine), brillant black, chlorine, citric acid, deltamethrin, erythritol, fluoride, green #3 (fast green), msg (monosodium glutamate), nickel sulfate, orris root, polysorbate 80, red #4 (carmine), red #40 (allura red), saccharin, sodium sulfite, sorbic acid, sucralose (splenda), xylitol, yellow #5 (tartrazine), yellow #6 (sunset yellow).


EverlyWell

Food Sensitivity Test (blood spot) 96 items

Tests: 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, kelp, 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, baker's yeast, brewer's yeast, yogurt.


Genova

Allergix IgG4 (blood spot) 30 items

Tests: almond, aspergillus mold, beef, cantaloupe, cashew, chicken, corn, crab, egg, whole, garlic, lobster, milk, mustard seed, oat, orange, pea, green, peanut, pinto bean, pork, rice, salmon, shrimp, soybean, strawberry, sunflower, tomato, tuna, turkey, walnut (English), wheat

Allergix IgG4 (blood draw) 90 items

Tests: almond, apple, apricot, asparagus, aspergillus mold, avocado, banana, barley, string bean, beef, black pepper, blueberry, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrot, casein, cashew, cauliflower, celery, chicken, chocolate, cinnamon, clam, coconut, codfish, coffee, corn, crab, cranberry, cucumber, egg white, egg yolk, flounder, garlic, ginger, grape, grapefruit, halibut, honeydew, lamb, lemon, lentil, lettuce, lima bean, lobster, mackerel, malt, milk, mushroom, mustard seed, navy bean, oat, olive, onion, orange, oyster, green pea, peach, peanut, pear, pecan, green pepper, pineapple, pinto bean, pistachio, pork, potato, rice, rye, salmon, sesame, shrimp, soybean, spinach, strawberry, sunflower, sweet potato, tea, tomato, trout, tuna, turkey, vanilla, walnut (English), watermelon, wheat, baker's yeast, brewer's yeast, zucchini

IgE Food Antibodies (blood draw) 19 items

Tests: almond, blue mussel, brazil nut, buckwheat, coconut, cod, corn, cow's milk, egg white, hazelnut, oat, peanut, rice, salmon, sesame, shrimp, soy, tuna, wheat (also includes total IgE).

IgG Food Antibodies (blood draw) 87 items

Tests: alfalfa, almond, apple, apricot, asparagus, avocado, banana, beef, beet, blueberry, broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, cane sugar, carrot, casein, celery, cheddar cheese, chicken, chocolate, clam, cod, coffee, corn, corn gluten, cottage cheese, cow's milk, crab, cranberry, cucumber, egg white, egg yolk, garlic, gluten, goat's milk, grape, grapefruit, green (string) bean, green pepper, kidney bean, lactalbumin, lamb, lemon, lentil, lettuce, lima bean, lobster, mushroom, oat, olive, onion, orange, oyster, papaya, pea, peach, peanut, pear, pecan, pineapple, pinto bean, plum, pork, potato, sweet, potato, white, raspberry, red snapper, rice, rye, salmon, sardine, sesame, shrimp, sole, soy, spinach, strawberry, sunflower seed, tomato, trout, tuna, turkey, walnut, wheat, yeast, yogurt, zucchini (also includes total IgE).

IgG Spices (blood draw) 24 items

Tests: allspice, basil, bay leaf, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, curry, dill, fennel seed, ginger, horseradish, marjoram, mustard, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme, vanilla (also includes total IgE).


Great Plains Laboratory

IgG Food Allergy Test (blood draw or blood spot) 93 items

Tests: almond, apple, apricot, asparagus, avocado, baker’s yeast (saccharomyces , cerevisiae), banana, barley, beef, beet, blueberry, brewer’s yeast (saccharomyces , cerevisiae), broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, candida albicans, cane sugar, carrot, cashews, casein, celery, cheese, chicken, cocoa, coconut, cod  sh, co ee, corn, crab, cranberry, eggplant, egg white, egg yolk, flax, garbanzo beans, garlic, gliadin, goat’s milk cheese, grape, grapefruit, green bean, green pepper, halibut, hazelnut, honey, kidney bean, lamb, lemon, lentil, lettuce, lima bean, lobster, milk, millet, oat, onion, orange, papaya, pea, peach, peanut, pear, pecan, pineapple, pinto bean, pistachio, plum (prune), pork, potato, pumpkin, radish, rice, rye, salmon, sardine, sesame, shrimp, sorghum, soybean, spinach, strawberry, sun ower, sweet potato, tomato, tuna, turkey, wheat gluten, walnut, watermelon, wheat, whey, yogurt


Meridian Valley Lab

Food Panel / FoodSafe (blood draw or blood spot) 95 items

Tests: casein, cheddar, cottage cheese, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, mozzarella cheese, whey (New Zealand), beef, buffalo, chicken, egg white, egg yolk, lamb, pork, turkey, cod, halibut, salmon, sardine, sole, tilapia, trout, tuna, clam, crab, lobster, oyster, shrimp, asparagus, beet, black olive, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, green bean, green pepper, kidney bean, lentil, lettuce, lima bean, onion, potato, white, pumpkin, pea, soy, spinach, tomato, barley, buckwheat, corn, gliadin, gluten, hemp, oat, quinoa, rice, teff, wheat, apple, apricot, avocado, banana, blueberry, cranberry, grapefruit, lemon, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, raspberry, grape, strawberry, watermelon, almond, peanut, pecan, pumpkin seed, sesame, sunflower seed, walnut, baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, cane sugar, coffee, honey, mushroom, xanthan gum (also includes candida albicans screen).

Food Panel / FoodSafe (blood draw or blood spot) 190 items

Tests (in addition to those above): duck egg, duck meat, parmesan cheese, sheep milk, venison, yogurt, amaranth, brown rice, flaxseed, millet, psyllium seed, safflower seed, sorghum, wild rice, blackberry, boysenberry, cantaloupe, cherry, currants, fig, kiwi, mango, pomegranate, rhubarb, white grape, brazil nut, cashew, chia seed, coconut, hazelnut, macadamia nut, pine nuts, pistachio, alfalfa, artichoke, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, black bean, bok choy, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, chili pepper, eggplant, endive, garbanzo bean, green olive, jalapeno, kale, kelp, kohlrabi, mung bean, navy bean, okra, pinto bean, radish, rutabaga, sweet potato, water chestnut, watercress, yam, yellow squash, zucchini, arrowroot, carob, cocoa, corn starch, corn sugar, hops, maple sugar, allspice, basil, black pepper, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, dill, ginger, horseradish, mustard, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppermint, poppy seed, rosemary, sage, spearmint, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla.


MetaMetrix

[acquired and by Genova and became their Allergix kit, I think?]

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