How does the test work?
CNS FoodPrint® 200+ utilizes a new service, state of the art immunoassay based on microarray technology to detect food specific IgG antibodies.
Food extracts that are ‘printed’ onto nitrocellulose pads on a glass microscope slide, together with calibration and control standards. Blood samples given by patients are diluted and issued into each printed microarray. Food IgG antibodies, if present, bind to food extracts. Food IgG antibodies are then detected through the use of other immunoassay reagents that produce a blue color in the presence of food IgG antibodies. The density of the blue color is measured using a high resolution scanner.
The results produced by the scanner are then calibrated against standards using FoodPrint® reporting software to provide quantitative results. This software then produces a mold that is made from the final IgG antibody food for each food on the requested food panel.
FoodPrint® 200+ tests are carried out on blood samples collected from the results of a finger prick into the CNS on a blood collection tube. The antibody reactivity associated with each food can be compared to enable practitioners to design an optimal dietary regime based on the level of food antibodies. The results are given in U / ml.
Sample requirements and turnover test
A simple needle prick is all that is needed.
Results will be available within 10 working days of receipt of the sample.
Choose from a comprehensive range of FoodPrint® food lists:
The flexibility of the new FoodPrint® test allows various food panels to be offered.
FoodPrint® results report
The FoodPrint® report is prepared in a Group format where results from the same type of food are listed together.
- The FoodPrint® Group report presents the results of each food group together (for example fish, fruit)
- Every food is classified under Avoid, Borderline or Reaction column
Foods under the Avoid column must be avoided for a period of 2-3 months after the time they can be re-introduced one at a time
- Food intake in the Borderline category must be managed
- If symptoms return when certain foods are reintroduced, remove foods from the diet