Price: 200 €
Turnaround time: 10 working days (monday to friday)
Food hypersensitivity is an undesirable or unexpected reaction against the intake of a particular food. This includes the classic allergies (IgE-mediated food allergy) and food intolerances (non-allergic food hypersensitivity) in which immunological, enzymatic, toxic or psychological mechanisms, among others, may be involved.
The immune system in the gut must discriminate between harmful and beneficial antigens. However, inadequate awareness can make the body generate antibodies to food proteins or intestinal flora, which could lead to chronic disease.
Many people have some degree of sensitivity to different food, but sometimes it is undetectable unless it is subjected to specific analysis.
Food Intolerance Test Mediterranean Diet
Echevarne Laboratory offers its Food Intolerance IADM Test. This test, using a small blood sample, detects the presence of specific IgG antibodies to 109 food extracts. The results of this analysis show potentially harmful foods for the patient, a very valuable information for specialists and nutritionists to adjust their dietary recommendations.
In the report, each item generates a progress bar of a different color depending on the level of antibody response:
It is recommended to eliminate these foods from the diet for 4-6 months and then reintroduce them in stages.
Foods that show antibody threshold levels must not be taken more than once every 4 or 5 days.
These foods do not generate detectable levels of antibodies, being no restriction on their consumption.
To perform the test the patient must fast for a minimum of 4 hours and have taken no corticosteroids containing drugs in the last month (Urbason, Trigon Depot, Cortidene, Dacortin, Pulmicort ...).