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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Inhibitory effect of sodium cromoglycate on granulocyte response to food antigens in vitro

PETER J. FELL, M.D. (London), Director Oxford Allergy Centre DOUGLAS H. SANDBERG, M.D. Professor University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL MARK J. PASULA, Ph.D. Research Director, AMTL Corp., Miami, FL Presented at the 47th annual meeting of the American College of Allergy & Immunology, November 10-14, 1990, San Francisco, CA. (published – Annals of Allergy.) A pilot study was done to determine if sodium cromoglycate…

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Multiple Pathogenic Mechanisms in Food Sensitivity Reactions in vitro

MARK J. PASULA, Ph.D. Research Director, AMTL Corp., Miami, FL SAMY G. PUCCIO Research Assistant, 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. The objective of this study was to investigate various pathogenic mechanisms that might operate when the whole blood of 9 food sensitive asthmatic patients was incubated…

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Pilot Study into the effect of naturally occuring pharmacoactive agents on the Alcat Test

P.J.Fell, M.D.(Lond.), Dr. Peter J. Fell is the director of the Oxford Allergy Centre in Oxfordshire, U.K. and also runs the Deddington Allergy Center in Oxfordshire; This Paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Otolaryngic Allergy Association, September 27, 1991; Kansas City, MO by Dr. Fell. Introduction The Alcat Test has been shown to detect and predict those foods most likely to cause a problem in irritable bowel syndrome and subsequent food challenges after…

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Reproducibility of the Antigen Leucocyte Cellular Antibody Test (ALCAT)

( Statistical Analysis, Summary Statistics & Scientific Report ) WML Neetling PhD, F.A.C.A. & AM Kachelhoffer, Mmed This study was organized by the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Jan – April, 1998. Dr. Neetling is a professor of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Health Science at the University and Dr.Kachelhoffer is a professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Science. A. Introduction The Alcat Test is a relatively new blood test, developed as a screening test…

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