ALCAT-50 food panel
ALCAT-50 food panel
Apple, Bakers Yeast, Banana, Barley, Beef, Black Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Casein, Cauliflower, Chicken, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Corn, CottonSeed, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fructose, Garlic, Gliadin, Gluten, Grape, Green Pea, Lamb, Lemon, Lettuce, Mustard, Oat, Onion, Orange, Peanut, Pear, Pork, Rice, Shrimp, Soybean, Squash, Strawberry, String Bean, Sugar, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Vanilla, Wheat, White Potato
You decide how many foods you would like to have tested and you purchase the kit, which will be mailed to you, along with instructions. The cost of the kit is dependent on how many foods you choose to be tested (see lists below). You then take the kit to a specific lab in your area that handles these tests, where your blood sample will be taken, processed, and sent to the ALCAT laboratory. The usual fee for the blood draw and preparation ranges from $10 to $45, and you pay the blood-drawing lab directly. While the $45 may sound high, it usually includes a mobile blood-draw person coming to your location at your convenience to obtain the blood sample and prepare it. The ALCAT does not require a “fasting” blood sample, so these can be done any time of day.
In about 2 weeks, you will receive, in the mail, a booklet with your results and the ALCAT phone number which you can then call for a consultation (no additional fee) that explains your results, guides you about how to modify your diet, and answers your questions.
An additional consultation (phone or in-person) with Dr. Blaich is recommended if you want to review your results and correlate them with other tests and concerns you may have about specific health conditions. This consultation is optional, and can be arranged by calling Dr. Blaich’s Denver office at 303-399-5117. You will learn about fees and scheduling, and will be instructed to complete a health symptom form and to send other tests to the office, if you want them reviewed in your consultation.