Food Allergies : Food Sensitivity
Significance of Complement Antigen Testing
What is the significance of complement antigen testing? It is important to remember that most autoimmune diseases and chronic conditions are caused by delayed autoimmune responses to harmful foods in the digestive track. IgE reactions frequently involve the gut but don't usually cause chronic diseases.
Of the many and sometimes inexpensive tests, there is a significant variance in results. Multiple studies have shown IgG4 to be protective and acts as a blocking antibody preventing the progression of food and inhalant sensitivity. These IgG4 antibodies therefore have very little clinical value. Total IgG which includes IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4 are associated with a specific pathway: Type II or Type III reactions. These also have little clinical value.
However, the most damaging are those IgG and IgM antibodies that combine with serum protein and activate complement reactions causing permanent cell damage i.e. Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and a whole host of other serious chronic conditions. The combining of immunoglobulins and complement forms immune complexes which then can activate the complement cascade. Only the Complement Antigen method tests all of these pathways simultaneously and can provide the doctor enough comprehensive information to ensure a complete clinical response i.e. the patient gets well by avoiding all reactive foods.
The Complement Antigen Test is the most comprehensive multi-pathway test which tests mechanisms of immunologically mediated diseases for Type II, Type III and Type IV and has an 80% success rate in treating patients. Meaning 80% of the patients get well by following an elimination/rotation diet indicated by the test results.
When you accurately find the foods causing the symptoms and eliminate those foods you will be healthy again. Please visit the " How to Order" page now.