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We’re committed to providing information and resources to support you and your patients. Here, we’ll update you on wellness topics from food sensitivity to gut health, share patient case studies, and provide tips and tools you can use in your practice.

Men and COVID-19: Autoimmunity, OH MY!

As COVID-19 social distancing practices are relaxed, new COVID-19 infections continue to be reported. There have been several...


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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Unraveling IgE Allergy Cross-Reactivity

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS), also called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), is an odd phenomenon. OAS patients present with...


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The Limitations of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

The currently available at-home COVID-19 antigen tests may or may not provide accurate information if your patient has the...


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Which is Superior, COVID-19 Antibody Testing, or T-Cell Testing?

As winter approaches, monitoring the antibody status of patients who have been vaccinated or exposed to the COVID-19 virus is...


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COVID-19 antibody assessment and delta-variant risks

With an increasing percentage of the population at least one-dose vaccinated, the expected decline in COVID-19 infections has not...


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Likely reasons for unlikely low IgG results

There are many different reasons for unexpected IgG results. Pre-analytical errors, which are outside of laboratory control, are...


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The difference between Celiac disease & non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

The scientific community is finally documenting what Naturopathic physicians and functional medicine practitioners have known for...


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New Insights– Updates to our Organic Acids Profile and Guide

Organic Acids tests are great for providing an individualized overview of a patient’s health but can be confusing and difficult...


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Don’t Guess, Assess! Using S-RBD Antibody Tests to Evaluate COVID-19 Immune & Vaccine Responses.

The development of successful COVID-19 vaccines is the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more...


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Hearts and flowers in February: Where does total IgE fit in?

February is American Heart Month and is the perfect opportunity to consider our cardiovascular health. One measure of...


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What Type of Diet Works Best for Your New Year's Resolution?

There is no one “perfect” diet for everyone. After the dietary indulgence that often accompanies the December holidays, many of...


Tags: Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

The Pitfalls of Rapid COVID-19 Testing

It seems that almost every attempt to “open up” out of lockdown and get things back to normal is thwarted by a new spike in...


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Hidden foods and chronic symptoms – what’s hiding in your holiday treats?

‘Tis the season for dietary indiscretion. Between Halloween leftovers, Mom’s famous Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole, and...


Tags: Leaky Gut, Candida, Food Allergies and Sensitivities,

Does Smog = Sensitivity? Pollens, Pollution, and Aeroallergen Reactivity

Polluted air irritates lung tissue and disrupts the lung mucosal barrier. Much of the Pacific coast of the United States is...


Tags: Aeroallergens, Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

Summer Allergies in a Changing Climate

Anyone with seasonal pollen allergies to grasses greets the summer season with sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and other...


Tags: Aeroallergens, Cross-Reactivities

4 Things Clinicians Need to Know About Candida Immunoglobulin (Ig) Screening

In September 2019 US Biotek Laboratories added an Ig Candida screen to all IgG, IgG4, and IgA food sensitivity testing. The...


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Viral Exposures and Asthma Exacerbation

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread, the CDC has identified certain groups that are at a higher risk for severe...


Tags: Aeroallergens, COVID-19, Cross-Reactivities

COVID-19 Testing in the Medical Office: What Clinicians Need to Know

In the effort to get all those who need COVID-19 testing done, many laboratories, including US BioTek, are stepping up to provide...


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On-Demand Wellness Webinars

Our clinical consultants regularly host new webinars, available on-demand so you can learn whenever and wherever works best for you. From food sensitivities to improving immune health, we have a variety of topics to choose from. Select from our library and watch at your convenience!

 

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