Lorisian Food Intolerance Tests
Lorisian, via its parent company YorkTest, specialises in offering laboratory tests that measure food specific IgG antibodies – known as food intolerances. As a Lorisian Food Intolerance Practitioner I would like to introduce you to these tests and encourage you to use them with confidence.
The Lorisian Food Intolerance tests use the ELISA (enzyme linked immuno-sorbent assay) method to detect circulating antibodies, which recognise and bind to purified food antigens. The ELISA method is used extensively in immunology and biochemistry. This technique has been shown to be highly reliable (95% - 97% reproducible) in detecting a variety of antibodies and antigens of clinical importance.
Overseen by a medical director, their food specific IgG method has had more scientific papers published about its performance than any other intolerance test on the market.
What Are Food Intolerances?
There is a lot of confusion between food intolerance and food allergy. Many people think they have a food allergy when their symptoms can sometimes indicate food intolerance instead. Up to 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance, according to the leading medical charity Allergy UK, which whilst not life threatening, can have a negative impact on many aspects of daily life.
When foods & drinks are digested, sometimes the body reacts to them and sees them as invaders, attacking them using special antibodies. This can cause inflammation and a wide range of symptoms including digestive problems, IBS, headaches, bloating itchy skin, joint pain weight gain and low mood.
It is believed that 80% or more people suffer with food 'Intolerance' and don't know about it.
The link below shows you a list of common symptoms.
How is it done?
Using a simple finger prick method you take a small blood sample which is then sent to the lab for analysis. Results are returned to me within about 10 days and we can arrange a follow-up appointment to discuss your results.
Which test do I choose?
Lorisian offers 4 tests that offer different numbers of ingredients tested:
Lorisian | 50 Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to 50 food ingredients Cost = £99
Lorisian | 75 Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to 75 food ingredients Cost = £149
Lorisian | 100 Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to 100 food ingredients Cost = £199
Lorisian | 150 plus Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to more than 150 food ingredients Cost = £299
For more information on all these tests and the foods and drinks included click on the following link
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How to order your Test Kit?
Lorisian food intolerance test kits can be ordered through Christine on 07872480389. Your food intolerance kit will be sent out to you once full payment has been made. When your results arrive they will be forwarded on to you.
Your food intolerance kit may be ordered as part of a package, which includes an hour long follow up consultation to discuss your results. This is highly recommended because excluding foods which you have become intolerant to can vastly improve your health however it is also important to explore the underlying causes of your symptoms and repair your digestive system so that further food intolerances don’t develop.
What is the cost of a consultation?
The cost of adding on an hour consultation will be an extra £65. This is a £20 reduction on the price of an initial consultation. If you have already had appointments with me then the price will be only £50 rather than the usual £65.
If the consultation is paid for at the same time as the food intolerance test you will receive a further saving of £5
Lorisian also provide kits to test for Homocysteine levels and these too can be organised through Zing Nutrition. The cost of these test are £150.
What is the significance of Homocysteine Testing?
It is thought that raised blood homocysteine concentrations can both predict the development of heart disease and strokes even better than any usual measure of risk including cholesterol, blood pressure or smoking. Women with high homocysteine levels find it harder to conceive and are at risk from repeated early miscarriage. Raised levels of homocysteine have also been implicated in migraine and linked to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, declining memory, poor concentration and judgement and lowered mood.