The test involves taking a tiny amount of blood from a painless, pin prick of the finger, you can’t even see the needle. With this sample we can test for specific IgG antibodies to foods. We can carry out the test on our premises so that you can leave with your results on the day. They can be ready within 30 – 40 minutes, which means you can quickly start making positive changes to your diet.
From the Food Detective website:
The incidence of food intolerance appears to be increasing. Surveys indicate that many people may be affected by food intolerance without knowing it. Food intolerance is not usually life-threatening but can cause unpleasant symptoms. The symptoms can be delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason it is often hard to identify the problem foods. Some symptoms of intolerances may be caused by an enzyme deficiency or chemical sensitivity, while others involve an immune response associated with raised levels of antibodies to the food concerned. Over time, immune complexes can become deposited in joints and other organs. If symptoms are related to this type of immune response, the detection of food specific IgG antibodies can be helpful.