Food Testing at Body TLC

Our Food Tests give you back control of your health by skipping long NHS waiting times and offering testing at an affordable price and what's more it only requires a simple drop of blood. Body TLC offers the following tests: Food Intolerance and FoodPrint60.

Our Food Intolerance Test can be done in Clinic, whereas the FoodPrint60, as a more in-depth test does need to be send away.

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Food Intolerance Testing

How is the Food Intolerance Test performed?

The Food Intolerance Test measures the IgG antibodies which are linked to inflammatory conditions in the body and result in a range of medical conditions such as: Fatigue, Joint Ache, IBS, Bloating, Cloudy Thoughts, Runny Nose, Mood Swings, Low Energy, Diarrhea and Skin Conditions. The test begins with a small blood sample being taken from the tip of your finger, this is then diluted and added to a tray that has been spotted with food protein extracts. Your therapist will then use a detector and developer solution to identify the presence of food antibodies throughout the tray and the foods causing antibodies to be formed can then be eliminated from your diet. Results for this Food Intolerance test are therefore immediate. Should you need further help and assistance with the results of the Food Intolerance Test a contact number will be supplied for guided advice, we also recommend contacting your GP.

What Foods are Tested?

  • Cereals: Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye and Wheat.

  • Meats : Beef, Chicken, Lamb and Pork.

  • Nuts & Beans: Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Peanut, Pea, Lentil, Haricot, Soya Bean and Walnut.

  • Fish : Salmon, Trout, Shrimp, Prawn, Crab, Lobster, Mussel, Tuna, Haddock, Cod and Plaice. 

  • Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers, Mushroom and Potato.

  • Fruits: Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe Melon, Water melon, Olive, Orange, Lemon, Strawberry and Tomato

  • Other: Egg (whole), Cow's Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Tea and Yeast.

Body TLC Food Intolerane Blood Testing
 

Food Print 60 Intolerance Test

How does the Food Print 60 Intolerance Test Work?

 

The CNS FoodPrint® 60 service utilities a new, state of the art immunoassay based on microarray technology to detect food-specific IgG antibodies. A finger prick sample of blood is taken from the tip of your finger and placed into a heparinised blood collection tube, diluted and then dispensed onto a microscopic glass slide covered in nitrocellulose pads and food protein extracts. Food IgG antibodies bind to the food extracts, the antibodies are then detected through the use of immunoassay reagents which generate a blue colour in the presence of IgG antibodies. The density of the reagents is then measured using a high resolution scanner which creates quantitative results that identify the severity of the intolerance. An optimal dietary regime is then created based on food antibody levels. Results are given in U/ml and will be available in 10 working days. 

What happens after the Food Print 60 Intolerance Test?

Each food is classified under 'Avoid' , 'Borderline' or 'No Reaction' , foods under 'Avoid' column should be avoided for up to 3 months after which they can be reintroduced one by one. After the introduction of foods back into your diet, should symptoms return, the food should be eliminated indefinitely. Intake of foods under the 'Borderline' category should be moderate