你有想過身體狀況與食物敏感有關嗎? Ever wonder your physical condition is related to food sensitivity?
一半患有濕疹的兒童受食物敏感影響 Half of all children with eczema were sensitised to one or more foods
據統計 (1) 香港有10%至20%人士患濕疹，即 73-147萬人口，兩歲以下的兒童中五個就約有一人受到影響 (2)。 有充分的研究顯示，食物過敏在患有濕疹的兒童為常見，而某些食物更可能會刺激誘發濕疹，使皮膚的病情更加嚴重 (3)。 接觸致敏源後，致敏源在血液流通時使白血球作出反應，皮膚便釋放組織胺。約一半患有濕疹的兒童受食物敏感影響 (4)。 According to statistics (1), 10% to 20% of people in Hong Kong suffer from eczema, which is 0.73-1.47 million people, and about one in five children under two years of age is affected (2). There is adequate literature to suggest that food allergy is common in children with eczema and that certain foods may irritate eczema and make the distressing skin disease worse (3). The skin of children with eczema tends to release histamine from the sensitised mast cells when the antigen arrives through the blood stream. Approximately half of all children with eczema were sensitised to one or more foods (4).
消除食物過敏原可得到明顯改善 significant improvement after elimination of food allergens
研究指出，正確診斷食物過敏和敏感性後消除食物過敏原可讓皮膚症狀得到明顯改善 (4,5)，食物敏感可能是引發濕疹的關鍵因素之一，特別是那些患有中度至嚴重濕疹的患者 (6,7)。 Studies found a significant improvement in skin symptoms after food allergens were eliminated from the diet in children with eczema (4,5). Food allergies seem to play a key role in eczema flares, especially in those children with moderate-to-severe disease. (6,7)
你知道自己的食物敏感程度嗎? Do you know your food sensitivity levels?
除了濕疹，水腫，腸胃脹氣，過敏性鼻炎，長期疲倦，偏頭痛等都有機會與食物有關。 In addition to eczema, edema, flatulence, allergic rhinitis, long-term fatigue, migraine, etc. have the opportunity to be related to food.
ALCAT 食物及化學品敏感測試是甚麼？ What is ALCAT Food & Chemical Sensitivity Testing?
透過血液測試分析免疫細胞（白血球）的炎症反應以評估身體對哪種食物﹑食用化學品或其他物質產生有機會產生敏感反應。It is a blood analysis test assessing which foods, chemicals, or other substances one may be sensitive to by analyzing the inflammatory response of immune cell (white blood cells).
測試的原理是甚麼？ How does the test work?
面臨外來刺激時，白血球會釋發出引致發炎的物質作為防禦反應，白血球的體積及數量亦因此會產生變動，並被記錄下來以作分析。(圖解僅用於說明目的) When white blood cells (leukocyte) are stimulated by an offending trigger, they undergo measurable changes in cell number and volume to release inflammatory substances as a defense, and such changes are being measured and analysed. (Diagrams are for illustrative purposes only)
ALCAT食物敏感測試為Cell Science Systems Corp.所擁有，它是美國一家專門從事免疫及細胞學相關測試的實驗室，獲得美國CLIA認證及ISO EN13485認證，並為美國FDA註冊的醫療設備製造商。
1. 建議4歲或以上才接受測試 2. 測試血量需要： 100種食物: 5.4ml; 150種食物: 8.1ml; 其他測試種類: 2.7ml 1. Advised to be 4 years old or above to take the test 2. Volume of blood need: 100 food panel - 5.4ml; 150 food panel - 8.1ml; other panels - 2.7ml for each panel.
請注意: 提交測試登記日子與抽血日子需預留最少3個工作天，以便確認及處理。 Please select Monday to Thursday only. Please note a minimum of 3 working days is required between submission of this booking form and blood drawing day for confirmation and processing.