Dr. Woodworth focuses predominately on Nutritional and related testing services, with an emphasis on Inflammatory Food Testing options.
He regards ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) as a gold standard for these reactions. The procedure is the exact same procedure used in conventional medical laboratory testing for conditions such as Celiac Disease as well as for Immunization Titres, various viral conditions such as Mononucleosis and Hepatitis and much more.
Immunoglobulins A and G (IgA and IgG) are Antibodies produced immune system cells (T-Cells and B-Cells) in direct response to allergic/sensitive foods in the diet and are therefore a direct indicator of Immune Reactivity to Foods in the diet.
Conventional medical Celiac testing identifies what are called transglutaminase antibodies in the blood which equate to IgA Gliadin (wheat) antibodies in the blood stream. Unfortunately this is the only food antibody (IgG or IgA) that can be tested through basic conventional laboratory testing. Testing for many of the other foods in the diet can be tested for through private lab testing as outlined below.
Food Allergy Sensitivity Testing
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) testing is method of identifying specific antibodies in the blood stream created by allergies to specific foods. ELISA testing is a gold standard conventional medical test procedure used in diagnosing common conditions such as Celiac Disease, Hepatitis, Epstein Barr and also Antibody Titres.
We do this testing procedure to identify IgA and IgG Antibodies (Immunoglobulins) to various foods. It's these antibodies which are implicated in a wide array for inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders in the body.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
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