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Posted by: Gadihele | 2011/06/29

Allergy testing

where can i go for comprehensive allergy/intolerance testing (PTA), not protein test from GP/physian?

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Dear Gadihele
Your gp should be able to arrange that you can have all the relevant allergy/intolerance tests done at a medical laboratory like Ampath, etc. To determine food intolerances, you may find that a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), will be able to assist you with elimination diets, if this should be necessary. So ask your gp to send you to a path lab for the allergy tests and consult a dietitian about the use of elimination diets to determine food intolerance. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about allergies and who to see in your area for comprehensive testing.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/06/30

Dear Gadihele
Your gp should be able to arrange that you can have all the relevant allergy/intolerance tests done at a medical laboratory like Ampath, etc. To determine food intolerances, you may find that a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), will be able to assist you with elimination diets, if this should be necessary. So ask your gp to send you to a path lab for the allergy tests and consult a dietitian about the use of elimination diets to determine food intolerance. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about allergies and who to see in your area for comprehensive testing.
Best regards
DietDoc

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