The Alcat Test – A guide and barometer in the therapy of environmental and food sensitivities

ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE Volume 9, Number 2 Barbara A. Solomon M.D., M.A. Abstract The identification of food, mold, and other sensitivities in the therapy of environmentally ill patients can be cumbersome and lengthy. The use of the Alcat® Test, a Coulter Counter and computer integrated system which is able to measure white cell reactions to foods, molds and chemicals, was used to identify food and mold…

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Alcat -“A New Test For Food Induced Problems in Medicine?”

Drs. P.J. Fell, J. Brostoff, H. O’Donnell, A. O’Connor, E. Charig The association between food intake and illness is in some instances clearly established (1-3), in others suspected but not proven (4-5) and in a whole variety of conditions a possibility. The present difficulty in confirming the link is in those patients where an IgE medicated response is not present or changes in the level…

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Rational management of food intolerance in elite soccer club

F. Angelini (1,2), F. Marzatico (1,3), G. Stesina (2), L. Stefanini (2), A. Bonuccelli (1,2), D. Buonocore (3), F. Tencone (2) (1) Society of Sport Nutrition and Wellness (SINSeB) (2) Medical Staff, Juventus FC, Turin, Italy. (3) Laboratory of Pharmacobiochemistry Nutrition and Nutriceuticals of Health, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy Introduction Gastric intestinal, skeletal muscle and neurological symptoms are just some of the possible effects of…

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Evaluation of Alcat Test results in the non IgE-mediated pathology of the skin

De Amici M.°, Berardi L.^, Castello M.^, Mantegna G.°, Giunta V.°, Ronzi G.^, Vignini M.^ ^ Dermatology Clinic- University of Pavia- Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy ° Hospital Pediatric Clinic – Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy Presented at the 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 11-15 June 2011 – Istanbul, Turkey Background Specific foods can induce…

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Alcat – A new cellular test for food sensitivity

Drs. P.J. Fell and J. Brostoff; S. Soulsby, S.R.N. THE ALCAT TEST 1990 UPDATE ABSTRACT P.J. Fell M.D. (London) Oxford, England The Alcat Test ® is based on the change that occurs in white blood cells when incubated with purified food and mould extract. The test works utilizing a modified Coulter Counter linked to a computer programme which accurately measures the size of cells and at the same time counts…

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Autism – a multidisciplinary approach to treatment

By C.A. Kotsanis, M.D. Lyn Dart, R.D., L.D. Christopher Harjes, M.S., CCC-A Renay Miller, E.M.T. DFW Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates Grapevine, Tx. (817) 481-6342 Study Profile Autism is a developmental disorder of brain dysfunction with patients exhibiting a characteristic set of behaviors including impaired reciprocal social interaction impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, a marked restriction of activities and interests, and abnormal response to sensory stimuli. A global incidence of 4.5:10,000 children is…

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Cellular responses to food in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: an Investigation of the Alcat Test

Journal of Nutritional Medicine (1991) 2, 143-149 ORIGINAL RESEARCH Peter J. Fell MD 1, SALLY SOULSBY SRN 1 AND JONATHAN BROSTOFF MA DMDSc FRCP FRCPath 2 1 Allergy Clinic Deddington Health Centre, Earls Lane, Deddington, Oxon, UK; 2 Department Of Immunology, University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, Arthur Stanley House, 40-50 Tottenham Street, London W1, UK Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome, Alcat Test, elimination diet, food sensitivity. Introduction Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have chronic…

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Food intolerance in patients with angioedema and chronic urticaria: an investigation by Rast and the Alcat Test

LENE HØJ M.D. Copenhagen, Denmark Presented at the XVI European Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Madrid, Spain: June 25-30, 1995 (published – European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Supplement, Number 26, Vol. 50, 1995) The aetiology of the atopic conditions angioedema (AE) and chronic urticaria (CU) has hitherto been obscure with suggestions to allergy or other hypersensitivity as the cause. The aim of this study…

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High correlation of the Alcat Test results with double blind challenge (DBC) in food sensitivity

PETER J. FELL, M.D. (Lond.), Director, Oxford Allergy Centre JONATHAN BROSTOFF, M.A., D.M., D.Sc.,  FRCP, FRCPath Dept. of Immunology University College & Middlesex School of Medicine, London MARK J. PASULA, Ph.D. Research Director, AMTL Corp., Miami, FL Presented at the 45th Annual Congress of the American College of Allergy and Immunology, Los Angeles, CA: November 12-16, 1988 (published -Annals of Allergy) The Alcat Test reproducibly measures volumetric shifts…

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Influence of food antigens on volumes of circulating white blood cells and platelets aggregation

MARK J. PASULA, Ph.D. Research Director, AMTL Corp., Miami, FL Presented at the 4th International Symposium on Immunological and Clinical Problems of Food Allergy. Milan, Italy: November 5-9, 1989. Published in the Proceedings. Mitogenic properties of peanut and cytohemaglutenin was the first evidence that cytoplasm and it’s surrounding membrane is associated with variable changes of involved cell volume. Such cellular transformation became the principal method for assessment of cellular immunity…

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