This premium Food Intolerance Test kit uses advanced testing technology to identify possible food intolerance of your body for 96 different food types. This is the perfect home collection test kit to figure out if those uncomfortable symptoms you or your loved one has are due to a particular food intolerance or not. Often people confuse Food Intolerance with Food Allergy. Food Intolerance is a physical reaction to a specific food or a food group. On the other hand, reactions to food allergy involve the body's immune system.
Various reliable testing methods for Food Allergy exist. It is a lot harder to test for Food intolerance since even the symptoms can be severe, it is the body's inability to produce enough enzymes or chemicals that cause the problem.
IgG based Food Sensitivity Screening Kit is a rapid, accurate, sensitive, cost-effective, easy-to-use screening kit that can be used at the convenience of your home to screen food products that may cause a specific type of immune response in your body. Explicitly, this kit tests for presence of specific serum antibodies against various food products which may lead to delayed-onset IgG-mediated type-III hypersensitive reactions.
Food Sensitivity Screening Kit employs highly sensitive ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) in which food antigens are immobilized on to the surface of 96-well microtitre plates. Only few drops of blood, taken by a simple "pin-prick" to the end of the finger, are required to perform our IgG ELISA based Food Sensitivity Screening Test. This saves time, money & physical discomfort by not having to have a blood draw. In a single run and at a very affordable price, you can screen 96 food products that may potentially lead to a delayed-type allergic response in your body.
On an average, results are sent out from the laboratory 2-4 weeks of the date a specimen is received for analysis.
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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance
A common example of Food Allergy is "Peanuts" . When food is consumed body identifies the food as harmful and creates antibodies directed against the food. Food allergy can be life threatening. With a food allergy, symptoms may occur almost immediately or up to hours after consuming the particular food. Food allergy can affect the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, respiratory system,, or the skin. Food allergy symptoms can also include skin rash or hives, swelling of the tongue and throat, breathing problems including asthma, vomiting or diarrhea, and abdominal pain and cramping. Severe allergic reactions may result in a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or even death.
There are no medications that can cure food allergies. Diligent avoidance of the offending food is the only sure way to prevent a reaction. People with food allergies must thoroughly examine food labels and ask questions about the ingredients of dishes. For example, the label on a breakfast cereal may read: "May contain soy, peanuts and/or other tree nuts." A common example of Food Intolerance is "Lactose Intolerance". Food intolerance symptoms can include gas, bloating, and abdominal pain when the food is consumed. Some type of food intolerance can be treated.
Some of the food allergy testing methods such as skin prick, RAST blood tests and patch testing etc., measure the reactivity of the components of immune system. However, food intolerances are a lot more subtle and harder to diagnose because the symptoms aren't caused by the immune system and they usually occur because of the body's inability to produce enough enzymes or chemicals to aid proper digestion.