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Allergy testing, food intolerance test
Food Detective


What is Food Detective?


Food Detective is a test for food intolerance that we can perform in the clinic. The advantage is a much cheaper test plus you don't have to wait weeks to receive results from a laboratory. You get the results during the consult.

Food Detective tests for IgG antibody reactions to the protein components in 59 commonly eaten foods. The test is performed using a blood sample from a finger prick that is diluted and then added to the Food Detective testing tray (containing small spots of food protein extracts).  In subsequent steps, the use of detector and developer solutions identify the presence of food antibodies through the appearance of one or more blue spots on the tray.


  • Food detective gives results in just 40 -50 minutes.                           

  • Simple safe accurate and fast - Food Detective is the first in clinic test for food intolerance.

  • The symptoms of food intolerance can be delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason it is often difficult to identify the problem foods.

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