A food sensitivity test can be used to uncover any hidden food intolerances that may be affecting your health. Discover which foods your body reacts poorly to and make better choices about what to eat.
The newest development in food allergy and intolerance testing is the KBMO Diagnostics, Food Inflammation Test (FIT), which requires only a small amount of blood for testing of 132 food antigens from the most common foods, colourings and additives. This allows you to do the test at home or for your doctor or practitioner to do in-office without the need for a venous blood draw from the arm.
The FIT is a simple at-home test you can do yourself and receive actionable results in 10 days. The finger is pricked with a lancet and then drops of blood are placed on a blood spot collection card. The card is air-dried and returned to the laboratory for assessment.
The test uses IgG antibodies and complement antigen that are ranked according to their concentrations, and then reported as severe, high, moderate, mild and no reaction. These results can then be used to design therapeutic diets including elimination or rotation diets.
Includes full results review consultation.
The Food Inflammation Test (FIT Test)
The Food Inflammation test (FIT) is a simple finger prick blood spot, blood test that takes minutes to complete and can be done in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
This test measures IgG and Complement reactions to 132 foods and additives which cause delayed food sensitivity. IgG are immunoglobulins that function as immune system proteins or antibodies produced in response to foreign bodies (antigens) in this case, foods. Complement reactions are part of a complex of 30 immune system proteins involved in phagocytosis, digesting or ingestion of foreign particles and surrounding inflammation.
Food sensitivities begin when food antigens cross the gut lining (epithelium) and evoke an immune response leading to the production of IgG antibody and the formation of immune complexes (antigen-antibody complexes) which activate complement. In most cases immune complexes are cleared from the circulation and do not cause any symptoms. However, in some people if the immune system is overloaded, the immune complexes, insoluble molecules become deposited in certain tissues around the body, and may lead to various symptoms that can affect almost any tissue or organ.
Many similar or even unrelated foods may share similar antigens (proteins) which results in cross-reactivity between foods. For example, sensitivity to white potato may result in sensitivity to red potato because these two foods are very similar.
By contrast, two unrelated foods such as gluten from wheat and coffee may cross react because there are gluten-like antigens in coffee. This results from antibodies that are produced against antigens from one food which cross react with other foods containing similar antigens. The net result is that cross reactivity of food antigens may cause a person to test positive for a food that they have never consumed.
Without proper testing the issue of cross reactivity can make identifying and eliminating problem foods a real challenge and very frustrating and disheartening as it can seem never ending the foods to avoid.
How It Works
- Once booked, you will receive your lab test kit in the post.
- Follow the simple instructions to take your sample and post it back to the lab. Or, if you prefer we can arrange a time to go through the test together at my clinic in Edinburgh.
- You will then receive your results in a PDF document as soon as we get them back from the lab. Results typically take 2.5 – 4 weeks.
- Your results review consultation will take place within a week of your results being returned.
Simple home testing
All labs have been specifically chosen for ease of use. We can mail these labs anywhere in the UK, Europe, North America and with some delays the rest of the world. You can receive and complete the tests the same week.
Results review consultation
To make sure you get the most out of your test, this package includes a Skype or Phone call to review your results and provide personalised advice to improve your health.
Sample test report
If you’d like to take the FIT food sensitivity test, or ask any further questions, get in touch.