March 15, 2011 @ 9:13 AM

People often ask me, “What is the cheapest way to get a food sensitivity test?”

They add, “I don’t have insurance.”

The following steps outline the cheapest way to get a food sensitivity (hidden food allergy) test:

1. Order the $10 test kit from Alletess Labs website – The kit arrives with paperwork for you and items for the physician/clinic.

2. When filling out the paperwork check either “96″ food panel IgG OR “184″ food panel IgG. Checkmark “Diet” too. Fill in the Patient Info area. Next, select the option to “bill patient directly” (that’s you) and select “credit card” as the payment method. Fill in your credit card info.
[NOTE: Your card will be charged about $120 for 96 foods option w diet.]
[NOTE: The 184 foods panel will cost about $220 w diet.]
[NOTE: Test results will be sent to the clinic-- NOT to you.]

3. Take the kit to a walk in clinic OR affordable testing center and tell them you want to pay to get your blood drawn for the test kit you are holding. A charge for a blood draw should be about $20-$30
[NOTE: Not every clinic will draw your blood for a medical test that you purchased outside of their office.]

4. The clinic should call you when your test results are available to pick up in about 2-3 weeks. Go pick up your test results, or if they require, schedule an appointment.
[NOTE: You might have to pay for a doctor's visit, but since you paid the lab directly with your credit card they cannot pad the cost of the test.]

If you don’t already know how to read the test results then you will still need someone to explain your test results to you.

One person’s food is another’s poison,
Nerissa Oden

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