How To Interpret Your Test Results ?

TEST REPORT

The GenArrayt® Test Report lists the foods that your blood sample has been tested for – the number of foods displayed will depend upon the GenArrayt® IgG antibody test selected. Two different types of Test Report are provided with every GenArrayt® test:

  • Food Groups – foods are listed alphabetically within their respective food group
  • Order of Reactivity – foods are listed according to the strength of antibody reaction

ANTIBODY LEVELS

A numerical value is also displayed in a coloured box adjacent to each food. This represents the concentration of IgG antibodies detected (in U/ml) for each food and the higher the value assigned, the stronger your body’s immune response to that particular food. Depending upon the antibody level detected, foods are categorised as: ELEVATED, BORDERLINE or NORMAL. Colour-coding of these categories allows ‘problem’ foods to be easily identified and avoided.

Elevated

Indicates that a high antibody reaction was detected

These are the primary ‘problem’ foods, which should be eliminated from your diet for at least 3 months.

Substitute with NORMAL (green) foods from the same food group. Please refer to ‘Test Report: Food Groups’.

Borderline

Indicates that a moderate antibody reaction was detected

These are moderate ‘problem’ foods, which should be reduced and rotated for at least 3 months to avoid an increase in intolerance.

Substitute with NORMAL (green) foods from the same food group. Please refer to ‘Test Report: Food Groups’.

Normal

Indicates that no significant reaction was detected.

These foods can be eaten without restriction, unless they have previously caused an adverse reaction.

If you have a known allergy to a specific food that triggers a rapid-onset of symptoms (Type I allergy), this food should be avoided.If you have a known allergy to a specific food that triggers a rapid-onset of symptoms (TypeI allergy), this food should be avoided.

If you are experiencing adverse symptoms and the GenArrayt® test has identified ELEVATED or BORDERLINE IgG antibody levels, this may indicate an intolerance to those specific foods. Removing them from the diet usually results in an improvement of symptoms. Please refer to ‘Planning Your Diet’ for more detailed information about removal/substitution of foods.