Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eczema, arthritis or similar? Chances are, these conditions can be helped by eliminating aggravating foods from your diet. But how do you know which foods to avoid?
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or ELISA, blood test is the method we use to identify the foods that are aggravating your body by measuring the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood.
The test is done using a few drops of blood obtained using a painless and hygienic finger prick. Using the blood sample, we can measure your immediate and delayed reactions to up to 96 different foods.
Immediate reactions (IGE) tend to show up fairly obviously as they occur soon after eating the offending food, a reaction very common in society today.
Delayed reactions (IGG) are much harder to pin point as it can take days for them to have a negative impact on your health. This is where the blood test can come in handy.
We will receive your results in a written report and at your follow-up appointment we will go through them with you and devise a treatment plan. This usually includes taking out offending foods from your diet, working on improving your gut function until your body is well enough to introduce them back into your diet.
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