In house IgG Food Intolerance Test with Nutritional Consultation
The following 59 foods are tested for:
Cereals: Wheat, Durum wheat, Corn, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye
Dairy: Cow’s milk
Nuts: Almond, Brazil, Cashew, Hazel, Peanut, Walnut
Meats: Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Pork
Freshwater mix: Salmon, Trout
White mix: Cod, Haddock, Plaice
Shellfish mix: Crab, Lobster, Mussel, Prawns, Shrimp
Legume mix: Haricot, Lentil, Pea
Cocoa bean, Soya bean
Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Mushroom, Olive, Tomato
Pepper mix: Green, Red, Yellow
Fruit: Apple, Blackcurrent, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry
Citrus mix: Lemon, Orange
Other: Egg, Garlic, Ginger, Tea, Yeast
The test requires a pin prick of blood taken from the finger tip. There are very small risks associated with this. Although I have never had a client who’s had any problems, we do ask that you sign a consent form. We then clean your finger prior to making the pin prick.
The blood sample is diluted in a solution and then poured into a small tray. The tray has small wells in it containing food antigens. If there are IgG antibodies to any of these foods in the blood sample, they will bind with the food proteins in wells on the tray. At a later, stage another solution is added to the tray which reacts with any food-bound antibodies and makes them change colour to blue. The more concentrated the blue colour, the more antibodies to that food there are present.
How long does it take?
The tests takes approximately 50mins. Typically this does not leave time to devise a detailed custom nutritional plan but it does give time for food choice recommendations. For a custom nutritional plan a follow up is recommended. During the consultation time while the test is being performed the consultation proceeds as usual.