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Food intolerances, usually involving common foods, are often difficult to detect and can be an importantfactor in both acute and chronic ill health. Such food intolerances are often the result of a disturbance inthe delicate balance of the gut environment due to chronic stress and/or poor diet/lifestyle.This leads to partially digested foods entering the blood stream, initiating a complex immune reactionwhich can lead to a wide variety of symptoms. In the past, the process of identifying the cause of thesesymptoms has been both difficult and unreliable. The FACTest was developed to counter this problem.
Unlike food allergy, where the reaction to a food can happen within minutes, food intolerance generally produces very slow
responses to food. The symptoms may appear several hours after eating or at any point up to 48 hours after consumption. Because
the food (or foods) in question are usually eaten so frequently, there is no obvious link between them and the symptoms.
Therefore, for many people with food intolerances, it is difficult to pinpoint a moment when the illness started. The symptoms may
begin with mild problems that most of us take for granted, such as headaches, or excessive tiredness or frequent bouts of indigestion.
Over months or years there can be a slow decline in health; but this is so gradual, a person may not realise it. Most people who have
intolerances notice a fluctuation in their symptoms changing from day to day.
The test uses a cellular assay that measures the release of chemical mediators from white blood
cells once they have been stimulated and incubated with food allergens. Because it is a direct
cellular assay we can detect sensitivities which are caused by a number of different processes.
These include specific IgE type reactions, and also reactions involving other antibodies (IgG) and
cytotoxic reactions which do not necessarily involve antibodies. The tests are therefore an
invaluable screening tool for the detection of a wide range of food sensitivities. Sample requirements
Blood Test. Supplements and anti-inflammatory medication should be avoided.
Symptoms associated with food intolerances:
• Joint and muscle aches • Headaches and migraines
Nationwide Test Kit ServiceMost of the tests involve simple kits that can be used in your own home. Some may require the help of a nurse or GP. If you cannot
visit the laboratory, you can phone and arrange for your kit to be sent in the post. Once samples have been taken, you simply post
the test kit back to the laboratory. We would encourage you to use guaranteed delivery and not to send kits over the weekend.
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COMPLETE FACTest Almond, Almond oil, Almond products, Crab, Cranberry, Watermelon, Millet, Mint, Soya, Soya Milk, Soya products, Apple, Apple products, Cucumber, Cumin, Date, Dill, Mushroom, Mussel, Nectarine, products, Spinach, Squash, Apricot, Apricot products, Duck, E102 (Tartrazine), E110 Oats, Oat products, Olive, Squid (Octopus), Asparagus, Aubergine, (Sunset yellow), E124 (Ponceau Onion, Orange, Oregano, Strawberry, Sugarbeet, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Red), E210-213 (Sodium Oyster, Paprika, Parsnip, Sugarcane, Sultana, Barley products, Bay leaf, Benzoate), E330 (Citric Acid), Parsley, Pea, Pea (Black-eyed), Swede, Tamarind, Bean-Broad, Bean-Green, E621 (MSG), Egg (white, yolk), Peach, Peanut, Peanut oil, Tangerine, Tarragon, Bean-Haricot, Bean-Kidney, Fennel, Fig, Fish-Cod, Peanut products, Pear, Pecan, Tea (black, green), Bean-Lima, Bean-Mung, Beef, Fish-Haddock, Fish- Hake, Fish- Pepper (bell/capsicum), Pepper Tomato, Tomato products Beetroot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Halibut, Fish-Herring, Fish- (black/white), Pimento, Turkey, Turmeric, Turnip, Brazil nut, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Mackeral, Fish-Pilchard, Pineapple, Pistachio, Veal, Walnut, Walnut Buckwheat, Buckwheat Fish-Pollock, Fish-Salmon, Plum, Polenta, Poppy seed, oil, Watercress, Wheat, products, Cabbage, Caraway, Fish-Sardine, Fish-Seabass Pork, Potato-white, Prawn Wheat, produce, Yeast- Carrot, Cashew nut, Cauliflower, Fish-Sole, Fish-Trout, Fish- (shrimp), Prune, Prune products, brewers, Yeast-bakers, Celeriac, Celery, Cayenne Tuna, Garlic, Goats Cheese, Pumpkin, Pumpkin seed, Radish, Zucchini pepper, Cherry, Chervil, Goats Milk, Goats Milk products, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Rice, Rice Chicken, Chickpea, Chicory, Goose, Grape (Sultana, Raisin) milk, Rice products, Rice-wild, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Chive, Grape products, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Rye, Rye products, Chocolate (cocoa), Coconut, Hazelnut, Hazelnut products, Sage, Sago, Scallop, Sesame Coconut products, Coffee, Hops, Kale, Kumquat, Lamb, seed, Sesame seed oil, Sesame Coriander, Corn (maize), Corn Leek, Lemon, Lentil, Lime, seed products, Shallots, products, Courgette, Cows milk, Lobster, Malt, Mango, Sheep Milk, Sheeps Milk Cows cheese, Cows milk- Melon-Honeydew, Melon- products, Sheeps cheese, DAIRY AND GRAINS FACTEST Cows milk Goats milk produce Cows milk produce Sheeps cheese Cows milk cheese Sheeps milk alpha-Lactoglobulin Sheeps milk produce beta-Lactoglobulin Soya milk Goats milk Buckwheat Goats cheese Corn maize ADDITIVES FACTEST Amaranth E123 MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Sodium-Nitrate E250 Ponceau Red E124 Brilliant Black (Black PN) E151 Patent Blue V E131 Sodium-Salicylate Red 2G E128 Citric acid E330 Potasssium-Metabisulphite E224 Sunset Yellow FCF E110 Brilliant Blue E133 Erythrosine E127 Quinoline Yellow E104 Tartrazine E102 Green S E142 Indigo Carmine E132 Sodium-Benzoate E211 Carmoisine E122 Aspartame E954 B.H.A. E320 B.H.T. E321 Saccharin E954 Brown FK (Chocolate) E154 ANTIBIOTICS & ANALGESICS F Amoxicillin Cephalosporin C Trimethoprim Lys-Asprin Ampicillin Ciprofloxacin Penicillin G Cefazolin Cefamandole Tetracycline Penicillin V Sulphamethoxazole Ibuprofen
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