WHAT IS TESTED FOR IN THE ALCAT ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS PANEL?
The Sensitivity and Intolerance Test – Environmental Chemicals Panel measures intolerances and sensitivities to 10 common household chemicals.
The ALCAT Environmental Chemicals Sensitivity and Intolerance Panel is a simple blood test that measures the body’s cellular reactivity to 10 common household and environmental substances: Ammonium Chloride, Benzene, Chlorine, Deltamethrin, Fluoride, Formaldehyde, Glyophosphate, Orris Root, Phenol and Toluene.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
It takes about 5 business days for your store to receive the printable color results from the lab to provide to you; and in 10 business days ALCAT will mail the store a folder that includes your test results plus more information about the company, and the science behind the test, which you can pick up from your ANY LAB TEST NOW location at your convenience.
Most people are exposed to low levels of chemicals found in everyday materials, such as soaps, detergents, cosmetics and newspaper inks. While exposure to these environmental chemicals does not cause adverse effects in the majority of the population, some people suffer severe reactions due to either a short-term, severe chemical exposure or a longer-term exposure, such as a poorly ventilated office.
Intolerances differ significantly from allergies. Unlike allergies, intolerances may vary from situation to situation, while an allergy always produces the same reaction. Intolerances are caused by the body’s inability to process specific substances and may cause different symptoms in different people.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Are you experiencing headaches, rashes, asthma, fatigue, muscle and joint aches or memory loss and confusion?
Trying to identify the cause of chronic discomfort can be complicated when it doesn’t seem linked to a specific event or circumstance, but intolerance and sensitivity test can help. Pinpointing specific environmental chemicals that should be avoided can produce dramatic relief of uncomfortable symptoms.
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as environmental illness or “sick building syndrome” is acknowledged by some in the medical community as a medical disorder triggered by exposure to chemicals in the environment. Knowing which chemicals are causing your discomfort can pinpoint which substances to avoid so that you can feel better quickly.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
People who purchased the Sensitivity and Intolerance – Environmental Chemicals Panel also considered the Basic Check Up or the Sensitivity and Intolerance tests for Molds, Additives/Food Colorings or Foods.
The Environmental Chemicals Test measures reactivity to Ammonium Chloride, Benzene, Chlorine, Deltamethrin, Fluoride, Formaldehyde, Glyophosate, Orris Root, Phenol, Toluene.
The test results will provide a report that graphically represents substances in groups:
Green: Indicates acceptable substances / no reaction (This is not an allergy test so allergens may be listed here.)
Yellow: Indicates a mild intolerance and these substances should be avoided if possible to decrease the sensitivity within the body
Orange: Indicates a moderate Intolerance and these substances should be avoided for a minimum of 3-6 months
Red: Indicates a severe Intolerance and these substances should be avoided for a minimum of 6 months.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE?
You should see your primary care physician.