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Hi, I just got ELISA blood test results back for my 6-yr-old son from SAGE lab. I went with it, because it seemed the best thing to do at the the time. Highly recommended by my DAN! doc. He came back allergic to almost everything he eats, and now I am questioning the validity of the tests. The mainstream perspective is very skeptical of ELISA testing and proposes that it is normal and even protective to have IgG antibodies to the things we eat. The other perspective is that this indicates a permeable gut. I'm trying to make a decision about whether I'm going to undertake a MAJOR lifestyle shift based on these test results, basically eliminating nearly everything he eats for 4-6 weeks and going on a 4-day rotation diet. This is huge, and I need to convince myself that its worth it. The elimination diet and then challenging the foods is going to be tough for us, b/c DC doesn't have clear physical symptoms. Rather his issues are sensory, attention, behavior, learning related, and very complex and difficult to measure on a day-to-day basis<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
So, help! Does anyone have experience with ELISA testing? Please point me to research/literature in support of its efficacy (also against as the case may be).<br><br>
Does anyone have experience with elimination and rotation diets that they'd like to share? thanks.
 

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They are pretty variable and there is a lot of interlab variation - ie, you draw lots of blood and send it to different labs, you get different tests. I'm not convinced.<br>
I'm not a total sceptic, I have had it done, but I'm not convinced.
 
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