Food allergy and intolerance

Is the food you eat a causative factor in your condition?

Food allergies and intolerances can significantly impact your quality of life.

A food allergy occurs when your immune system mistakes a harmless food for an invader and produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in defence. These antibodies can cause an immediate allergic reaction that can be mild or severe in nature such as digestive problems, vomiting, hives, swollen airways, or even life-threatening anaphylactic shock. It’s important to know that an allergic food that causes mild symptoms on one occasion can cause severe symptoms at another time.

A food intolerance occurs when your body is sensitive to a particular food. Intolerances to food types like gluten and dairy, for example, can develop when your digestive system becomes damaged by factors including nutrient-poor diet, a nasty infection, high levels of stress and more.  When you eat a trigger food, your immune system produces IgG antibodies, which causes low-grade inflammation. The symptoms are often mild and can appear hours or even days after you’ve eaten a trigger food, which makes it harder to connect the dots. Regular consumption of intolerant foods can contribute to chronic IBS, eczema, asthma, arthritic pain, fatigue, migraines, depression, brain fog, behavioural challenges and more.

At IMI, we’ve often observed that seemingly harmless foods are the culprits behind chronic health conditions. Our industry-leading functional medicine laboratory tests can identify a wide range of food allergies and intolerances in adults and children to protect against health issues.

Test your allergy (IgE) reactions to 32 different environmental allergens and 28 food allergens commonly found in the Hong Kong environment and Asian/Western diets.

Cost: $1980

Details

Protect your child by identifying their allergy (IgE) reactions to food allergens commonly found in children. These include cow’s milk, codfish, wheat, soybean, peanut and egg white. This blood test is suitable for children up to two years of age.

Cost: $960

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Test your allergy (IgE) reactions to 32 food allergens commonly found in Asian and Western diets.

Cost: $1480

Details

Test your IgG reactions to 190 foods commonly found in Asian, Western and Mediterranean diets. This highly comprehensive dried blood test (a quick and painless pin-prick test) can also detect the presence of hemp – an increasingly common allergy marker, as well as Candida and yeast.

This test employs new and advanced technology known as Multiple Analyte Profiling (xMAP®), which offers superior sensitivity, specificity, precision and accuracy compared to traditional plate-based ELISA tests used by other food intolerance testing labs. With xMAP® technology, antigen-specific IgG antibodies are captured on multiplexed magnetic beads. This bead-based immunoassay allows for the simultaneous accurate detection of IgG antibodies to all 190 foods.

IMI found that the prior Great Plains Lab test had the best reproducibility in the marketplace – this new version offers even greater accuracy.

Cost: $2650

Sample Report

With this simple yet comprehensive dried blood test, check your IgG reactions to 96 foods including many of the foods commonly recommended as substitutes in rotation/elimination diets. At the same time, you can request testing for Candida, a fungal infection that can cause multiple food intolerances and health issues. Testing IgG antibodies alone only tests for a history of the infection; this test measures IgA and IgM antibodies, allowing for increased detection of an existing Candida infection.

Cost:
Following a personalised consultation with an IMI naturopath
96 IgG - $1880(following a consultation with one of our naturopaths)
Add Candida IgG/IgA/IgM - $1000 (panel $2880)

Sample Report: 96 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

Walk-in (includes a 30-minute follow-up with an IMI Integral Health Advisors or Naturopath)
IgG Package - $2230
Add Candida IgG/IgA/IgM - $800 (panel $3030)

Sample Report: 96 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

Test your IgG reactions to 184 foods including many of the foods that commonly recommended as substitutes in rotation/elimination diets with this comprehensive dried blood spot test. At the same time, you can also test for Candida, a fungal infection that can cause multiple health challenges.

Cost:
Following a personalised consultation with an IMI naturopath
184 IgG - $3150
Add Candida IgG/IgA/IgM - $800 (panel $3950)

Sample Report: 184 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

Walk-in (includes a 30-minute follow-up with an IMI Integral Health Advisors or Naturopath)
IgG Package - $3500
Add Candida IgG/IgA/IgM - $800 (panel $4300)

Sample Report: 184 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

What’s next?

If you'd like to define your health profile our team of naturopaths can help you pinpoint which tests would be best based on your health needs.

Alternatively, if you know which tests you'd like to book, you can book directly with our medical doctors.

Simply call +852 2523 7121 or complete your request below, and we'll be in touch shortly to confirm your appointment.

食物敏感和食物不耐受測試

食物過敏和食物不耐受會顯著影響您的生活質量。

當您的免疫系統將無害的食物誤認為是入侵者並產生免疫球蛋白E (IgE) 抗體作為防禦時,就會發生食物過敏。 這些抗體會立即引起輕微或嚴重的過敏反應,例如消化問題、嘔吐、蕁麻疹、氣道腫脹,甚至危及生命的過敏性休克。

當您的身體對特定食物敏感時,就會發生食物不耐受。 例如,當您的消化系統因營養不良的飲食、嚴重的感染、高水平的壓力等因素而受損時,就會出現對麩質和乳製品等食物的不耐受。 當您進食這些食物時,您的免疫系統會產生 IgG 抗體,從而導致低度炎症。 症狀通常很輕微,可能會在您吃了這些食物後數小時甚至數天後出現,令您更難將相關食物和敏感連結。 經常食用不耐受的食物會導致慢性腸易激綜合徵、濕疹、哮喘、關節炎疼痛、疲勞、偏頭痛、抑鬱、腦霧等。

我們提供的醫學實驗測試可以識別成人和兒童對各種食物過敏和不耐受,有效尋找敏感源頭以防止出現健康問題。

測試您對香港環境和亞洲/西方飲食中常見的32種不同過敏原和28種食物過敏原的過敏(IgE) 反應。

價錢: $1980

詳情

通過識別對兒童常見的食物過敏原的過敏 (IgE) 反應來保護您的孩子。 這些包括牛奶、鱈魚、小麥、大豆、花生和蛋清。 此驗血測試適用於兩歲以下的小童。

價錢: $960

詳情

測試您對亞洲和西方飲食中常見的32種食物過敏原的過敏 (IgE) 反應。

價錢: $1480

詳情

測試您對亞洲、西方和地中海飲食中常見的190種食物的IgG反應。 這種高度全面的血液測試(一種快速無痛的針刺測試)還可以檢測大麻的存在,一種越來越常見的過敏性標誌物,以及念珠菌和酵母菌。

該測試採用了稱為多重分析物分析 (xMAP®) 的先進新技術,與其他食品不耐受測試實驗室使用的傳統測試相比,該技術具有卓越的靈敏度、特異性、精密度和準確度。 借助 xMAP® 技術,抗原特異性IgG抗體可被多重磁珠捕獲, 並可以同時準確檢測所有190種食物的IgG抗體,這個新版本提供了更高的準確性。

價錢: $2650

報告樣本

檢查您對 96 種食物的 IgG 反應,並包含念珠菌檢測(IgA 和 IgM 抗體),這是一種會導致多種食物不耐受和健康問題的真菌感染。

價錢:
預約個人化自然療法醫師診症(不包括診金)
96 IgG - $1880
添加念珠菌檢測(IgG/IgA/ IgM 抗體) - $1000 (總共 $2880)

報告樣本: 96 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

沒有預約(本診所可提供由健康顧問或自然療法醫師一次性30分鐘報告分析)
IgG 抗體測試 - $2230
添加念珠菌檢測(IgG/IgA/ IgM 抗體) - $800 (總共 $3030)

報告樣本: 96 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

檢查您對 184 種食物的 IgG 反應,並包含念珠菌檢測,這是一種會導致多種食物不耐受和健康問題的真菌感染。

價錢:
預約個人化自然療法醫師診症(不包括診金)
184 IgG - $3150
添加念珠菌檢測(IgG/IgA/ IgM 抗體) - $800 (總共 $3950)

報告樣本:184 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

沒有預約(本診所可提供由健康顧問或自然療法醫師一次性30分鐘報告分析)
IgG 抗體測試 - $3500
添加念珠菌檢測(IgG/IgA/ IgM 抗體) - $800 (總共 $4300)

報告樣本: 184 IgG | Candida (IgG/IgA/IgM)

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