We provide comprehensive laboratory services for clinical diagnostics with an emphasis on nutrition-based testing including very important Food Intolerance Blood Test.
Food intolerance test
The terms ‘food allergy’, ‘food intolerance’ and ‘food sensitivity/hypersensitivity’ are often used interchangeably and are often confused, but essentially they all mean an abnormal reaction to certain foods which can manifest themselves in a number of different ways. They may result from mechanisms that involve activation of the immune system, and the subsequent production of antibodies, or reactions that are not immune-mediated.
The FoodPrint Test Report lists the foods that your blood sample has been tested for – the number of foods displayed will depend upon the FoodPrint IgG antibody test selected. Two different types of Test Report are provided with every FoodPrint test
* Food Groups – foods are listed alphabetically within their respective food group
* Order of Reactivity – foods are listed according to the strength of antibody reaction
A numerical value is also displayed in a coloured box adjacent to each food. This represents the concentration of IgG antibodies detected (in U/ml) for each food and the higher the value assigned, the stronger your body’s immune response to that particular food. Depending upon the antibody level detected, foods are categorised as: ELEVATED, BORDERLINE or NORMAL. Colour-coding of these categories allows ‘problem’ foods to be easily identified and avoided.
Benefits of doing Food Intolerance Test
- It identifies mystery symptoms: Food intolerance or food allergy isn’t always anaphylaxis or a rash. It can be achy joints, the feeling of a flu setting in, or even nausea or a migraine. Taking part in intolerance testing will help you identify seemingly mysterious symptoms so that you can omit them from your life.
- It puts you in control of your health: Staying in control of your life and health allows you to stay healthy and happy on a daily basis. You’ll find that you have more control over your health short- and long-term after intolerance testing simply because you’ll know what works and what doesn’t.
- It arms you with knowledge: Along those same lines, understanding your body and its limitations for tolerances helps you to make better decisions in eating and drinking in the future. This allows you to take better care of yourself and be smarter about your body.
Tests for Vitamin D Deficiency
The most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test. A level of 20 nanograms/milliliter to 50 ng/mL is considered adequate for healthy people. A level less than 12 ng/mL indicates vitamin D deficiency.
A vitamin D test is used to: Determine if bone weakness, bone malformation, or abnormal metabolism of calcium (reflected by abnormal calcium, phosphorus, PTH) is occurring as a result of a deficiency or excess of vitamin D.
Failing to get this vital nutrient may result in weight gain and bone problems. … “However, a vitamin D deficiency has been linked to weight gain, so even though taking more won’t help you lose weight getting less vitamin D than you need could make you gain weight.
CBC blood test
A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anaemia, infection and leukaemia. A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood, including Red blood cells, which carry oxygen.
Your part of the test is simple and takes just a few minutes. A nurse or lab tech will take a sample of blood by putting a needle into a vein in your arm.
Afterwards, you can leave and get back to your routine. They’ll send the blood to a lab for review.
These are some of the health problems that can be identified by a CBC:
- Anaemia (low iron)
- Autoimmune disorders.
- Bone marrow problems.
- Heart disease.