About this test
Many people exhibit chronic food sensitivity reactions to specific foods. The reaction towards a given food group might be exhibited as an immunological reaction by an increase in either IgG and/or IgE antibodies.
Unlike the immediate effects of IgE-mediated allergy, IgG-mediated food sensitivity reactions may take several days to appear. Food intolerance* refers to gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort due to IgG antibodies which are sensitized by specific food proteins. Irritable bowel syndrome may also be linked to food sensitivity (IgG).
The test will quantify the titer of IgG antibodies which are found against 40 different foods including;
- different grains
- animal products
- meat products
* The food intolerance tests are not the same as the food allergy test, lactose intolerance, or coeliac tests. We also recognize that the link between raised food-specific IgG levels and specific symptoms is not well understood in the medical community.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can the sample be collected?
You can collect the sample in the comfort of your home.
What is the type of sample that needs to be collected for this test?
Dry blood, from a finger prick.
Where will my sample be sent & who will do the analysis?
Using the DHL waybill provided with the test kit, you will be sending your sample back to our diagnostic laboratory where we will be performing the analysis.
How long before I receive my results?
After your sample is received by our lab, it will be analyzed and a result will be sent to you within 5 working days.
Does the result need to be evaluated?
Should you require a consultation regarding this result, you may contact your medical doctor, otherwise, we can recommend you to our consultant immunologist.
Do you ship this test worldwide?
The test is currently only available for those living in the EU.