TrophoScan® Food Intolerance Test (Flyer)
TrophoScan® is the most reliable laboratory test for Food Intolerance. TrophoScan® uses the specialized ELISA method that measures the presence of specific IgG antibodies in the blood, for more than 400 different foods and chemical food additives.
Innovations and Benefits
TrophoScan® is entirely designed and created in Greece. Food antigens used for the test, have come from products that may find and consume in the Greek market, an innovation that helps to clarify most cases of Food Intolerance.
Foods that are commonly cooked (e.g., meat, poultry, fish), have undergone a laboratory preparation equivalent to cooking so that they show the actual structure of the food we consume. This innovation helps us to find the real cases of Food Intolerance.
Antibody testing with TrophoScan® is quantitative and the results are given in detail and in a totally understandable way, allowing you to start immediately the proper diet plan.
Each one of the food and chemical additive is tested separately and not along with other similar foods (as in older technology systems that measure cytotoxicity) which in fact they test groups of foods without distinguishing them.
Intensive quality controls are performed at all stages of preparation and implementation of the TrophoScan® test to ensure the full accuracy of the results.
TrophoScan® is the only Food Intolerance test worldwide that offered so many options and food combinations, making it even easier to choose the most suitable combination for you.
The speed and reliability of the results and at the same time the very affordable price make TrophoScan® the best choice in Food Intolerance testing.
- Test food intolerance with TrophoScan®
- Design a diet plan
- Implement the dietary changes
Mechanisms of Food Intolerance
Food Intolerance occurs when the immune system recognizes the foods we consume as "invaders" and triggers the production of antibodies against these foods. There are two main mechanisms by which the action of antibodies leads to disease:
Inflammatory Mechanisms: The antibody-antigen complexes can be deposited in various tissues and begin the inflammation process and tissue damage leading to conditions such as obesity, fatty liver disease, and atherosclerosis.
Autoimmune Mechanisms: Food antigens can resemble tissue elements, so the resulting antibodies "attack" against tissues – cross-reactions - and they may evolve into autoimmunities, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and multiple sclerosis.
Celiac disease is the most characteristic and best-studied food intolerance condition. Remember that in place of gluten any other food can be found.
It is estimated that 45% of the adult population suffers from a manifestation of Food Intolerance with women being affected at a higher rate than men.
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
The symptoms of Food Intolerance appear delayed after several hours or even days of consuming the “suspicious” food, thus making it difficult to relate them to the cause. rophoScan® test will help you to identify the responsible foods and to design the appropriate diet plan. The patients suffering from Food Intolerance present various symptoms:
Gastrointestinal tract: Vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, esophagitis, functional dyspepsia, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity (seronegative celiac disease), irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colitis, IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, IBD), leaking gut syndrome
Musculoskeletal system: Muscle stiffness, weakness, arthralgias, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjοgren's syndrome
Respiratory system: Bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, adenoid hypertrophy
Nervous system: Headaches, migraines, inability to concentrate, memory disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and mood disorders, stress, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica
Skin: Itching, redness, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, eczema, dermatitis herpetiformis
Systemic manifestations: Obesity and difficulty in body weight control, water retention, fatigue, fever, sweating, fatty liver, atherosclerosis
How is it done?
TrophoScan® is performed by taking a few drops of blood and can be done:
- With blood sampling at Diagnostiki Athinon
- Addressed to our partners throughout Greece
- At home, taking blood from the finger. The shipping - the return of the sampling kit is done by courier
Choose the appropriate TrophoScan® according to your personal dietary preferences:
- TrophoScan® 40+ 45 foods
- TrophoScan® 100 (Mediterranean) 93 foods
- TrophoScan® 200 - 185 foods and 5 chemical additives
- TrophoScan® 300 - 278 foods and 12 chemical additives
- TrophoScan® 400 - 369 foods and 21 chemical additives
- TrophoScan® Spices 45 Herbs and Spices
- TrophoScan® Vegetarian 93 foods
- TrophoScan® Kids 45 foods
- TrophoScan® Asian 93 foods
- TrophoScan® Additives 45 chemical food additives