This test is intended to be used as a self-test to identify foods causing elevated IgG antibody production, which may be involved in various conditions commonly referred to as food intolerance. The test is intended to provide guidance for an elimination diet which can be used as an aid to the management of a range of symptoms associated with food intolerance.
In order to identify which food(s) may be contributing to symptoms, the level of IgG food antibodies are measured from a finger prick blood sample. An elimination diet based on the reactive foods under the guidance of a healthcare professional, has been demonstrated to be a safe and effective method in reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms.
The test utilises a reaction tray spotted with food protein extracts. A small blood sample is taken from a finger-prick and is then diluted and added to the tray. In subsequent steps, the use of the Detector and Developer solutions identifies the presence of food antibodies through the appearance of one or more blue spots on the tray. Reference to the food layout plan included with the kit, allows the foods causing the antibody production to be identified.