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ALCAT Test Panel - Food & Chemical Sensitivities

About the Technology

Cell Science Systems, Corp. developed the ALCAT Test to measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level. The core technology is a blood test that measures the body's cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances. It measures changes in size and volume of white blood cells in response to ex vivo challenges with foods, chemical and other environmental stimuli.

The ALCAT Test is NOT a type I Histaminic "allergy" or IgE test. The test has been validated by demonstrating a high correlation with double-blind oral challenge with both foods and food additives. In addition, a controlled study from Baylor Medical College reported 98% success for weight loss and/or improvement in body composition from patients that followed the recommended ALCAT Rotation Plan, an unparalleled achievement.

Research is underway to develop new applications for the Alcat technology platform that will lead to tests for measuring the effects of nutrients and biological response modifiers on immune function.

Food Intolerance

More than 2,000 years ago the Roman poet and philosopher, Lucretius expressed what we consider the basic concept for the Alcat Test. He said, "What is food to one man may be bitter poison to the others." Now more than ever, diet plays a critical role in preventing a wide range of degenerative diseases and premature aging.

The immune system is a double-edged sword. It should react appropriately and protect against infection when confronted with harmful invaders or "infectious agents" like viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure to common foods, chemicals, molds and herbs, may trigger chronic activation of the immune system.

For over 25 years, the ALCAT Test has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to food sensitivity, inflammation and chronic activation for the immune system, such as:

  • migraines,
  • aching joints,
  • fatigue,
  • gastrointestinal disorders,
  • eczema,
  • hyperactivity,
  • ADD,
  • asthma,
  • obesity.

Why ALCAT?

  • Cell Science Systems, Corp. operates a CLIA certified laboratory and is an FDA inspected and registered, cGMP medical device manufacturer meeting ISO EN13485 standards.
  • Available in over 20 countries worldwide.
  • Over 400 available test agents - foods, food additives, medicinal herbs and functional foods, food colorings, molds and chemicals.
  • Nationwide physician referral network.
  • Results available within 5 business days.
  • Meal plans/recipes available.
  • Nutritional counselors available.

How Do I Get Started?

A small sample of your blood is sent to the laboratory overnight. Upon receiving the sample, the blood goes through a multi-step quality assurance process. During testing, your white blood cells are tested against foods and other substances in a process known as flow cytometry and cell impedance methodology. After testing, the results are presented in a clear and easy to read color-coded format.

Utilizing ALCAT Test results to create an individualized nutrition plan, based on your immune system, enables you to make food choices that are better suited for your health and well-being. With the ALCAT Test many clinical symptoms associated with food and chemical sensitivities can be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.

Once your results are in, you will come in to go over the test results with your provider.

Test results include:

  • an easy to understand color-coded test report,
  • a foods to avoid list,
  • the comprehensive "Understanding Your ALCAT Test Results" guidebook,
  • a personalized rotation plan,
  • a practical shopping guide and restaurant card.

The ALCAT Test enables you to take advantage of leading technology to create a personalized nutrition plan resulting in benefits that can be seen and felt.

ALCAT Test Panel Brochure

The information on this page is available on out ALCAT Test Panel brochure given below.

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