A comprehensive test that screens for food intolerances relevant to 66 mainstream vegetarian foods.
What is Food Intolerance?
Some food intolerances are caused by an enzyme deficiency or chemical sensitivity, while others are associated with an immune response related to food-specific antibodies called IgG antibodies.
These IgG antibodies recognise and bind to specific food proteins to form immune complexes in the body, which can accumulate in joints and other organs where they cause inflammation and many of the symptoms associated with food intolerance.
Often patients report multiple symptoms such as gut pain with headaches and skin rash. Common symptoms include:
- Anxiety (acute or chronic)
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Water retention
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Depression
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Itchy skin
- Weight control problems
- Hyperactivity Disorder
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Symptoms of this type of food intolerance are often delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason it is often hard to identify the problem foods. The detection of food-specific IgG antibodies through the use of immunoassays can be helpful in the management of these patients through the design of elimination diets based on food IgG antibody results.
How does the test work?
You Give a sample of blood at home and sen to the Labs. In the Lab it is exposed to the food proteins and if there is a reaction then you have a food allergy/intolerance to these foods.
The results generated by the scanner are then calibrated against the standards using the FoodPrint® reporting software to give quantitative results. This software then produces a tailor-made printout of the final food IgG antibody result for each food on the requested food panel.
The FoodPrint® Vegetarian test is carried out on a blood sample collected from a finger-prick into the blood collection tube. The antibody reactivity associated with each food can be compared to allow you make relevant changes to improve your health.
Sample requirements and test turnaround
A simple pin-prick blood sample is all that's required.
Results are available within 10 working days of sample receipt.
Choose from a comprehensive range of FoodPrint® food lists:
The flexibility of the new Foodprint® test permits a wide range of food panels to be offered.
FoodPrint® reports are prepared in a Group format where results from similar types of foods are listed together.
- The FoodPrint® Group Report presents the results of each food group together (e.g. fish, fruit)
- Each food is classified under the Avoid, Borderline or No Reaction column
- Foods under the Avoid column should be avoided for a period of 2-3 months after which time they can be re-introduced one by one
- Intake of foods in the Borderline category should be moderated
- If symptoms return when a particular food is re-introduced, remove that food from the diet
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms.We can interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see a nutritionist or doctor for any necessary follow-up action.