Food Intolerance Testing 

We offer a food intolerance testing service for our customers because food intolerance affects a great number of people. The symptoms of food intolerance rarely occur immediately after the food is eaten. In fact, the reaction is usually delayed by many hours or even several days. For example, the cheese eaten on Monday could be the cause of Wednesday’s asthma attack. It is these delayed reactions which make the detection of the culprit foods a very difficult task without the help of expert laboratory testing.
 
Food Intolerance Associated Conditions:

  • Overweight
  • Sinusitis
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema / acne
  • Recurring cystitis
  • Asthma
  • Hayfever
  • Migraine/Headaches
     

We send patient blood samples for laboratory analysis. The laboratory use specially designed test plates which have small wells on the surface. Foods considered most likely to cause a food intolerance response are cultured in these wells, and the patient’s blood is spread across the plate. If the blood contains antibodies which are antagonistic to a particular food, they will attach themselves to the inside of that well. A special coloured dye is then added which binds with the attached test antibodies on the plate. The deeper the resulting colour, the greater the amount of food-specific antibody present in any particular test plate well. By using sophisticated instrumentation which can interpret the depth of colour, it is possible to measure the precise antibody level. 

Contact us to make an appointment or just drop in for a chat to one of our Pharmacists.

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