Delayed food allergies – a growing problem
Allergies cause more and more health problems. It is estimated that 20 % to 40 % of the population have an IgG-mediated (type III) food allergy. Such IgG-mediated food allergies are not immediately obvious but induce a range of delayed symptoms (e.g. chronic digestive disorders, headaches, migraines and weight problems) that may seem unrelated to specific foods.
Detecting a delayed food allergy
RIDASCREEN® Spec. IgG Foodscreen detects delayed food allergies. This precise and reliable ELISA test identifies specific IgG antibodies to particular foods in human serum. RIDASCREEN® Spec. IgG Foodscreen is an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of specific IgG antibodies against food antigens in human serum. It analyses IgG antibody reactions to up to 271 possible triggers of chronic diseases. RIDASCREEN® Spec. IgG Foodscreen provides pre-coated plates in a modular format offering the patients different tests to choose from.
Several plates in a modular system – choose the test that best suits your patient:
Prescreen 1 is designed to test for general sensitization to the most common foodstuffs. It is a cost-saving tool used to select the allergen composition for further testing. 22 most common foodstuffs are tested. The plate is designed for four patients.
Plate 6 is designed for two patients and includes the 44 most common foodstuffs.
Plate 1, 2 and 3 have a modular composition: Plate 1 (90 allergens) includes the most common foodstuffs, Plate 2 (90 allergens) includes common alternatives to the foodstuffs on Plate 1, and Plate 3 (91 allergens) includes rare and exotic foodstuffs and herbs/spices. Each plate is designed for one patient.
The Customized Plate and the Customized Prescreen are designed for individual configuration with a maximum of 91 allergens per plate for one or more patients. The system is extremely flexible and highly individual, providing a selection of more than 300 allergens including region-specific allergens you can choose from.
RIDASCREEN® Blood Collection Kit – sample collection as easy as it can be
The Blood Collection Kit was specifically designed to enhance sample collection. A few drops of capillary blood will be sufficient to be able to detect IgG against up to 180 foodstuffs. The samples can be collected anywere – even at home. The dried blood samples can easily be sent via standard post mail.
The Blood Collection Kit contains all necessary components for a convenient capillary blood collection. You only need a few drops of blood. The samples can be collected anywere – even at home. The dried blood samples can easily be sent via standard post mail.
We also offer a pack containing 100 Blood Collection Cards. This enables a professional to use the blood collection card with his own equipment such as sterile lancets.
Advantages of RIDASCREEN® Spec. IgG Foodscreen
The precise and reliable RIDASCREEN® Spec. IgG Foodscreen test offers many advantages:
- Modular system for systematic screening
- Customer-specific plates available for flexible and individual diagnostics
- CE- and ISO-certified
- Excellent reproducibility
- Regular interlaboratory tests
- Standardized production of allergens
- Standard curve calibrated against the international reference preparation “1st WHO IRP 67/86 for human IgG”
- 24 months shelf live
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