ADHD Blood Test Panel
The ADHD Blood Test Panel detects nutrient deficiencies and food allergies that may worsen ADHD symptoms.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a disorder that affects executive functioning and is classified as a neurodevelopmental condition. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, previously known as ADD (attention-deficit disorder). This common developmental disorder typically starts in childhood but can persist into adulthood. While it is typically diagnosed in childhood, some individuals may not receive a diagnosis until they reach adulthood. There are three subclassifications of ADHD:
- Predominantly inattentive: Individuals with this form of ADHD struggle with maintaining focus and often become sidetracked. They may struggle with task completion, organization, and following instructions or conversations.
- Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive: Individuals with this form of ADHD experience indications of both hyperactivity and impulsivity:
- With hyperactivity: Some people tend to move around, whether fidgeting or talking excessively constantly.
- With impulsivity: People often act impulsively and struggle with self-control, interrupting others and failing to wait their turn.
- Combined presentation: Individuals with Combined ADHD experience a blend of inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms, making it the most prevalent type.
Symptoms may change over time, and one person may fall into different categories throughout life.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this ADHD Blood Test Panel, which identifies nutrient deficiencies or food allergies that could potentially worsen symptoms of ADHD. It is widely known that peanut allergies can be extremely dangerous, resulting in severe reactions ranging from a runny nose to anaphylactic shock. This is because the immune system produces an antibody called "immunoglobulin E" (IgE) in response to foreign peanut protein, which triggers the release of histamine and causes symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching.
It has been found that individuals who have ADHD have a greater chance of developing IgE-induced food allergies, particularly those related to dairy consumption. They are also more prone to other allergies, including eczema, asthma, and ear infections. The presence of certain foods in their diet, inadequate nutrient intake, and the consumption of artificial food additives can worsen ADHD symptoms. However, individuals can significantly improve their symptom management and overall well-being by limiting their intake of certain foods and eliminating specific additives from their diet.
What tests are included in this panel?
The ADHD Blood Test Panel includes the following:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Cashew Nut
- Cow's Milk
- Egg White
- Sesame Seed
When should I order an ADHD Blood Test Panel?
Individuals may order this panel if they have experienced symptoms related to ADHD. Common signs or symptoms of ADHD may include:
- Miss details or make careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or in other activities
- Struggle with maintaining focus on work or play activities
- Do not seem to listen when spoken to directly
- Struggle with following instructions, completing tasks, or being easily distracted
- Have trouble staying organized, keeping belongings in order, and managing time effectively
- Avoid tasks that require extended periods of mental effort
- Misplace important items
- Forget about doing daily activities
- Feel uncomfortable while sitting and can't seem to sit still
- Have difficulty waiting for their turn
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