Blood Testing

The Advantages of a Food Indicator Test

The Foodprint® Indicator test is carried out on a blood sample collected from a finger-prick into a CNS heparinised blood collection tube. The test provides a comprehensive list of foods that you are intolerant and slightly intolerant, and which food you are not intolerant to. The test is performed at home; a sample Foodprint reports are prepared in a Group format where results from similar types of foods are listed together.

  • The Foodprint® Group Report presents the results of each food group together (e.g. fish, fruit)
  • Each food is classified under the Avoid, Borderline or No Reaction column
  • Foods under the Avoid column should be avoided for a period of 2-3 months  after which time they can be re-introduced one by one
  • Intake of foods in the Borderline category should be moderated
  • If symptoms return when a particular food is re-introduced, remove that food from the diet

Prices

  • Foodprint 60- £161
    This tests 60 common foods in a varying range of food groups.
    1 x Blood testing kit with instructions
    1 x report classifying foods tested under Avoid, Borderline or No Reaction column.
    Chat with Nutritional Therapist to clarify any questions you may have.

    FOODS TESTED>>
    SAMPLE REPORT>>
  • Foodprint 120- £211
    This tests 120 common foods in a varying range of food groups.
    1 x Blood testing kit with instructions
    1 x report classifying foods tested under Avoid, Borderline or No reaction column.
    Chat with Nutritional Therapist to clarify any questions you may have.

    FOODS TESTED>>
    SAMPLE REPORT>> 

We also offer food intolerance testing as part of our packages with colonic hydrotherapy. 

What is Food Intolerance?

Some food intolerances are caused by an enzyme deficiency or chemical sensitivity, while others are associated with an immune response related to food-specific antibodies called IgG antibodies.

These IgG antibodies recognise and bind to specific food proteins to form immune complexes in the body, which can accumulate in joints and other organs where they cause inflammation and many of the symptoms associated with food intolerance.  

Why Have a Food Intolerance Test?

Symptoms of immune response food intolerance are often delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason it is often hard to identify the problem foods. The detection of food-specific IgG antibodies through the use of immunoassays can be helpful in the management of these patients through the design of elimination diets based on food IgG antibody results.

Which Test Should I Take?

We currently offer two different food intolerance tests, based on the number foods tested.  The relevance of the test will be based on your symptomology.  Please call us to discuss which test would be most appropriate for you. 

The Process

To determine the most appropriate test, please speak to a Therapist to discuss. Once correct test has been established, we will send you a test to complete at home. The collection is made through a pin-prick blood sample. Full instructions on how to obtain sample are given. The sample goes to the Laboratory and results are available within 10 working days of sample receipt.

Our in-house Nutritional Therapist will be on hand to help you understand your results and adapt your diet and lifestyle to support your health and to answer any questions you may have.