About Foodprint Food Intolerance Indicator Test
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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
- 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?
The CNS Foodprint® Indicator test utilises a new, state of the art immunoassay based on microarray technology to detect food-specific IgG antibodies. As developers of the first IgG food intolerance test in the UK, CNS are the acknowledged experts in all aspects of food specific IgG detection.
The Foodprint® Indicator test is carried out on a blood sample collected from a finger-prick into a CNS heparinised blood collection tube. The test is designed to tell if you if you have a food intolerance or not. If the Indicator test is negative it is unlikely that you have a food intolerance. However, if the result is positive it is necessary to have a more detailed Foodprint® test to determine which foods you are most reactive to.
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