Functional Nutrition Tests
IgG Food Map Test
The IgG Food Map Tests 190 foods to determine if that food reaction is contributing to physical or mental symptoms. It is much more efficient than eliminating and then reintroducing each suspect food one-by-one over a period of time. Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive therapy that often mitigates a patient’s symptoms. As a result inflammation, intestinal mucosal barrier breakdown and the potential chronic health conditions can be resolved quickly.
How does the IgG Food Map differ from traditional Elisa testing and determine food sensitivities?
Antigen-specific IgG antibodies are captured on multiplexed magnetic beads using Multiple Analyte Profiling technology. This bead-based immunoassay allows for the simultaneous detection of IgG antibodies to all 190 foods in two single test wells, reducing sample volume requirements and reagents while increasing sensitivity and specificity as compared to traditional plate-based ELISA tests. The food-specific IgG antibody level of each sample is detected with a fluorescent-labeled antibody against IgG. Because of this, the IgG Food Map test is much more sensitive and reliable than the Elisa test.
Organic Acid Test (OAT)
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast, bacteria and mold. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
Great Plains’ Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin (B12, C and D) and mineral levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels. The best part is, this OAT is the only test that to includes markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain.