ImuPro Screen 22 Foods
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An accurate and reliable test for IgG food allergies
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The ImuPro Screen provides an individual analysis of 22 foods. This test is suitable for those who are not sure if their symptoms are food related.
ImuPro Screen 22 Food Intolerance Test
Screen for intolerances to 22 foods:
- Cow's milk
- Goat's milk and cheese
- Sheep's milk and cheese
- Sweet pepper
- Green bean
The ImuPro Screen is a purely diagnostic examination. Dietary recommendations are not included - it is designed as a first step to determine if food intolerances may be a problem for you. If you know that you suffer with food intolerances, or you have chronic symptoms which worsen after food we would recommend undertaking the comprehensive tests.
Taking the ImuPro Screen test
1. Place your order
Once we receive your order, a test kit is sent to you. It includes a Pathology Request Form, so you can have your blood drawn at a pathology centre near you. It also contains collection instructions and a transport tube so you can safely send your blood serum sample to ImuPro for testing.
2. Your sample is tested
In an extensive analysis by our specialised laboratory in Germany, high levels of IgG antibodies specific to particular food proteins are identified precisely and reliably.
3. You receive your results
You will receive a comprehensive report with accurate results at a glance via email, within 10-14 business days.
Watch this video of the ImuPro procedure.
Note: You don’t need a GP referral for your ImuPro test, as we provide the relevant forms.
With your test, you will receive:
- An individual analysis of 22 trigger foods – a simple way to find out whether an IgG food allergy might exist
- ImuPro Screen is a purely diagnostic examination and does not include dietary recommendations
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference with ImuPro’s Screen 22 test compared to other intolerance tests?
ImuPro Screen 22 test uses blood serum for testing, rather than hair, breath or skin-prick or skin-scratch testing. Our ELISA-based blood serum test is stable, reliable and completely reproducible. Other blood testing methods, including whole blood or cytotoxic testing, can be unreliable due to morphological changes taking place within the sample if it isn’t tested within a certain time-frame. Other blood test methods can be affected by drugs or medication. It is important to do your research and make an educated decision on which test method is best for you.
Does the Screen 22 help diagnose gluten intolerance?
Yes, all ImuPro IgG tests diagnose gluten intolerance (non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity) and provide gluten alternatives. This is different to Coeliac disease.
Does the Screen 22 help identify alcohol intolerance?
This depends on the ingredients in the alcoholic beverage that you may be reacting to. The Screen 22 tests for yeast and gluten which can be found in most alcoholic beverages. Alcohol intolerance can also be diagnosed by the DAO Histamine Intolerance test which measures the enzyme responsible for breaking down histamine. All alcoholic beverages cause a release of histamine in the body.
What can I expect from my results? What foods are covered?
Your blood serum sample is analysed in ImuPro’s German laboratories to determine the presence of specific IgG antibodies to a select variety of individual foods. The Screen 22 tests for the following selection of foods: gluten, rice, soyabean, yeast, cow’s milk, goat’s milk/cheese, sheep’s milk/cheese, chicken eggs, chicken meat, vanilla, honey, garlic, carrots, sweet pepper, tomato, green bean/green pea, banana, orange, pineapple, lobster, almond and hazelnut. These IgG antibodies are detected due to their ability to bind to specific proteins in the 22 analysed foods. Based on the results of the antibody titre, these foods are then categorised into two groups: not elevated and elevated.
The specific IgG concentrations determined by the ImuPro test do not necessarily reflect the occurrence or the severity of serious clinical symptoms. They offer the basis for you to begin an elimination and provocation diet. ImuPro guides you through this process with three phases, explained in your results: the elimination phase, the provocation phase, and the stabilisation phase.
Does the Screen 22 help diagnose lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance is an enzyme deficiency not involving the immune system . People generally have issues with cow’s milk proteins, so even lactose-free milk can be a potential source of inflammation. The Screen 22 tests for cows milk products like milk, cheeses and yoghurt. This is important because each food contains unique proteins, so your diet can be tweaked very selectively.
Does the Screen 22 help diagnose histamine intolerance?
No. But you can purchase this as an add-on using the same blood sample. Histamine is a natural and important compound of the human body, regulating blood pressure and the immune system, and is involved in the nervous system. If you aren’t then you will likely suffer from skin reactions, headaches, sinus congestion and other allergic type symptoms, particularly following high histamine foods like wine, cheese or chocolate.
How do I know if this test is right for me?
Symptoms of food allergy and intolerance can give us a wide variety of symptoms but identifying the right cause is not always easy. When we talk about allergies to food we often think about immediate reactions like lips or eyes swelling, hives, etc. These are called classic IgE allergies and we usually have these for life. ImuPro specialises in delayed IgG responses that build up in your system and cause low grade inflammation.
Symptoms like IBS, bloating & gas, eczema, joint pain, fatigue, headache and weight gain etc can often be caused by having a monotonous diet but knowing exactly how to pinpoint those foods is almost impossible without testing. You can eat something for breakfast and not notice a symptom for up to 3 days.
If you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms: Gastrointestinal issues (bloating, diarrhea, IBS, etc), weight gain or inability to lose weight, headaches, skin conditions, joint pain, fatigue, anxiety… it may be something you’re eating.
Is IgG food testing accurate?
Your IgG food allergy test will be performed by a highly professional and specialised in vitro diagnostic laboratory. The lab will analyse your serum sample and determine the presence of specific IgG antibodies to a broad variety of foods. The antibodies are detected by their ability to bind to specific proteins from up to 270 analysed foods. Based on the results of the antibody titre, the foodstuffs are then categorised into three groups: not elevated, elevated and highly elevated.
The specific IgG concentrations determined by the test do not necessarily reflect the occurrence or the severity of serious clinical symptoms. They offer the basis for an elimination and provocation diet. ImuPro guides you through this process with three phases: the elimination, the provocation and the stabilisation phase.
Critics often argue that every human being produces IgG antibodies to foods and that allergies are rare. However, they are often referring to classic type I allergy and not sufficiently differentiating between types of antibodies. Type I allergies are associated with quick-reaction symptoms, e.g. a rash, hives or swelling. Such symptoms are usually based on the release of histamine in which IgE antibodies are involved. ImuPro, however, tests for IgG antibodies which can trigger delayed type III allergies – ImuPro does not test IgE mediated acute allergies (type I) or merely IgG-4-antibodies (non inflammatory). ImuPro tests for all subclasses of pro-inflammatory IgG (1, 2, 3 and 4). The differences with regard to types of allergy and the different classes of antibodies have to be kept in mind when evaluating the ImuPro test.
Note: ImuPro does not examine classic IgE-mediated allergies (type I) or intolerances to lactose, fructose and histamine. In such cases, specific test systems should be applied.