FOOD ALLERGY TESTING WIMBLEDON
The cheapest of the FoodPrint range and includes some of the most common foods such as wheat, gluten, yeast, soya and dairy.
In addition to all the foods included in the FoodPrint 40+, this test includes 20 additional foods such as goat's milk, avocado, salmon and garlic.
In expanding the testing to all the foods included in the FoodPrint 40+ and 60+, this test also includes foods such as sheep's milk, buckwheat, mackerel, venison, tomato, cocoa, tea and coffee.
This is our most comprehensive food sensitivity test including buffalo milk, casein, whey, quinoa and blueberries.
There are various motives why a portion of food can create problems, among them a classic IgE food allergy (type I) and a delayed IgG food allergy (type III), the latter is also referred to as food intolerance.
Both are allergies but the primary (type I) has larger symptoms, with a medical system that focuses on symptoms rather than cause type III is often downplayed i.e the term 'food intolerance' is used by many GP's.
What both allergies have in common is that the immune system's antibodies are involved, albeit different types.
Due to the different antibodies, or Immunoglobulins (Ig), been located in distinctive regions, there are some differences in the way the immune system responds responses.
IgE Food Allergy (type I)
Production of IgE antibodies; Release of histamine-mediated by IgE antibodies
E.g. itching, red skin, anaphylaxis, swelling of the mucous membranes (the 'wet surfaces' i.e lips, inside of cheeks, throat/ tongue and eyes).
Immediate reaction within a minutes, but a reaction may build-up over an hour. subtle reactions, lip swelling, may not have a noticeable effect until after 30 mins
IgG Food Allergy (type III)
Production of IgG antibodies; Release of inflammatory mediators caused by binding of IgG antibodies
Chronic inflammatory ailments, e.g. constipation, diarrhoea, eczema/ rashes, flatulence, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s), IBS, migraines, obesity
After 1 hour to three days (Can be less if the stomach is empty or foods are liquefied i.e sauces and soups)
Approximately 40% of our food panel tests are on toddlers and children. Parents are normally seeking informative detail on behaviour triggers, rashes, unexplained bloating and in teens inability to shift weight.
There are few questions asked by parents before the tests, we have tried to detail a few before you bring your little one into the practice.
IgG testing is a live blood test; this means the blood does not need to be centrifuged and will be done via a pinprick. While we don't need much blood children who are dehydrated can take some time to get enough blood to get to the lab. Depending on child this may be done of thumb or big toe.
Your partner/ child's father or mother is more than welcome, due to COVID pandemic as your the same household (if your households are different please let us know).
Please note multiple people in the room can increase a stress event in kids, particularly when brothers and sisters are crammed into a treatment room and focusing on the child's reaction.
The Wimbledon clinic is more sparse than usual, so they could wait outside the room with a door open, in reception or in-room - it's really up to you how your child is best calmed.
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