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My doctor orders those checked through the city's medical labs. It should be covered by health care.

Oh really? Are they just the basic tests do you know? (Like dust and cat dander and things like that) .. Or is it like the ones that some naturopaths do that test like every food?

Because I asked my doctor about it and she said they don't do these extensive tests.

Where in Canada are you? I'm in Nova Scotia.

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Oh really? Are they just the basic tests do you know? (Like dust and cat dander and things like that) .. Or is it like the ones that some naturopaths do that test like every food?

Because I asked my doctor about it and she said they don't do these extensive tests.

Where in Canada are you? I'm in Nova Scotia.

I recently went to an orthomolecular doctor who was amazingly thorough, and it was he who ordered these tests. My family doctor is pretty sub-par but I hold onto him because he's easy to get in to see when my kids are sick. I have to fight for tests with him too. This orthomolecular doctor ordered 44 tests! He was almost freakishly thourough.  LOL

 

Those tests are on the Alberta Health services lab requisition form. they are just a couple of boxes to check off: Immunoglobulins Quant. (IgG, IgA, IgM) and IgE boxes.

 

I've never been for allergy testing before. It is covered as well but it takes almost a year to see an allergy specialist out here.

 

I did have to pay extra ($350) to see this orthomolecular doctor but I knew I could get a type of thyroid med (T3) which my regular doctor refused to prescribe, and I knew he had a reputation for wanting to get to the bottom of health problems, so it seemed worth it to me.

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Hello I'm in Ontario,

 

I went to an allergist to go the IgE skin scratch test for food allergies and environmental allergies.

That one was covered by the provincial health insurance.

 

 

I also did the IgG 220 food intolerance panel called Genarrayt  through the Gamma Dynacare laboratory. 

I needed a blood test requisition from my PCP to do this test.

My PCP was cooperative to give me the requisition.

It wasn't covered by my provincial insurance, I had to pay for it:  $325.

I don't regret it as it pointed out foods I had missed in my food diary like peas and cinnamon and many more.

The only down side to this test is that there were a lot of foods tested that are not commonly eaten in Canada.

It included Gliadin IgG and tTG IgG.

They also gave a pamphlet explaining what to do with the results.

 

http://www.gamma-dynacare.com/Content/SpecialtyServices/Newtests.aspx?expandable=2

 

Click on Food IgG intolerance testing

 

 

They also have the blood allergy test. I didn't do that one.

 

 

If your doctor doesn't want to give you the requisition for the Genarrayt

food intolerance test and you still want to do one,

Rexall pharmacy does a test called  HEMOCODE ™ Food Intolerance System

but they are more expensive.

Its food list is different but they have more common foods found in Canada

and includes food chemicals.

It doesn't include a Celiac test.

http://www.rexall.ca/services/hemocode-food-intolerance-system

 

 

 

nvsmom... good for you for finding a doctor that got at the bottom of your health problems.

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Hello I'm in Ontario,

 

I went to an allergist to go the IgE skin scratch test for food allergies and environmental allergies.

That one was covered by the provincial health insurance.

 

 

I also did the IgG 220 food intolerance panel called Genarrayt  through the Gamma Dynacare laboratory. 

I needed a blood test requisition from my PCP to do this test.

My PCP was cooperative to give me the requisition.

It wasn't covered by my provincial insurance, I had to pay for it:  $325.

I don't regret it as it pointed out foods I had missed in my food diary like peas and cinnamon and many more.

The only down side to this test is that there were a lot of foods tested that are not commonly eaten in Canada.

It included Gliadin IgG and tTG IgG.

They also gave a pamphlet explaining what to do with the results.

 

http://www.gamma-dynacare.com/Content/SpecialtyServices/Newtests.aspx?expandable=2

 

Click on Food IgG intolerance testing

 

 

They also have the blood allergy test. I didn't do that one.

 

 

If your doctor doesn't want to give you the requisition for the Genarrayt

food intolerance test and you still want to do one,

Rexall pharmacy does a test called  HEMOCODE ™ Food Intolerance System

but they are more expensive.

Its food list is different but they have more common foods found in Canada

and includes food chemicals.

It doesn't include a Celiac test.

http://www.rexall.ca/services/hemocode-food-intolerance-system

 

 

 

nvsmom... good for you for finding a doctor that got at the bottom of your health problems.

 
that's a pretty large list on the first pamphlet!  did you notice any difference when you removed foods?
 
but, fyi: (i guess buyer beware)
 
disclaimer on first link (pamphlet):
 
This test is not intended to replace medical advise. It does not diagnose allergies.Any proposed changes to your diet should be
discussed with your GP or other health professional.
 
disclaimer on second link:

The HEMOCODE™ brand, and its distinctive wordmark and logo are trademarks of Gemoscan Canada Inc. The HEMOCODE™ Food Intolerance System is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition, and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek and follow the advice of your qualified health care providers.

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