Will my results vary from another lab?
There will always be some minor variation from lab to lab. However, it is more important to know and understand what type of testing is being done. You can not compare a test that looks at immune system response with a test that looks at intolerance or non-immune system responses. The results will be different. It is always best to consult with your doctor before having any type of testing done to make sure you understand exactly what it is they will be testing you for.
How accurate are your results?
A strict elimination diet is truly the only way to test for food intolerances with complete accuracy. While an elimination diet is considered the Gold Standard, it is extremely challenging for an individual to be disciplined in their food intake and control every aspect of their food sourcing. The amount of time required to conduct such a regimented diet can be very lengthy and costly, especially if the individual has no guidelines on how to determine potentially offending items. 5Strands Affordable Testing removes the guesswork and makes an elimination diet easier by providing the exact list of items that should take priority in an elimination diet. The accuracy of the results is directly related to the amount of interaction and diligence that is given implementing the results.
What is a case study?

5Strands Affordable Testing follows real world case study outlines to record the successful implementation of the elimination plans and the results achieved. These case study outlines are a record of a human or pet and their experiences based on the implementation of their testing results. 5Strands customers have an opportunity to fill out a questionnaire after implementing their results. We also ask for a before and after picture.

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Affordable HumanTesting-Case Study Outline 2020.pdf
Affordable HumanTesting-Case Study Outline 2020.pdf
What is a "Case Study"?
Should I share my results with my doctor or vet?
This is entirely up to you. We work with many doctors and vets that utilize our testing in their practices. In our experience, holistic practitioners tend to be more open to our type of testing. Regardless of your doctor or vet's beliefs, they should be supportive to your journey of achieving better health. We know that traditional medicine has its place in the world, but we believe in getting to the root of the problem.
What evidence supports the effectiveness of your testing? Do you have any supporting documentation or clinical trials?
While there has not been a specific clinical trial to verify our testing services, a vast amount of documented research has been conducted over the last 30 years which supports the electromagnetic/electric/magnetic scientific field on which the testing is based. Today, energy medicine is officially recognized by the U.S. healthcare system as a subspecialty within the larger field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a center within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the federal government’s leading agency for scientific research on CAM. NCCAM reports that more than 42% of Americans use alternative medicine to address their health and wellness concerns. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the Congress of The United States produced a lengthy report entitled “Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies.” The report stated the following: “It has been estimated that only 10–20% of all procedures currently used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trials. Personal experience is perhaps the oldest and most common informal method of judging the efficacy and safety of a medical technology.” We are proud to report that we have received countless testimonials from individuals who have personally experienced positive outcomes as a result of utilizing 5Strands Affordable Testing for themselves or their pets. Please refer to the case studies that are reported on our website and shared on our social media platforms. If you would like more information or wish to share your success story, please contact our office at 1-833-600-8378.