Welcome to Fitzwilliam Food Test Clinic
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Fitzwilliam Food Test Clinic is an Irish company and has more than 35 years of clinical experience in treating conditions such as bloating, reflux, IBS and all manner of inflammatory conditions. Treating the root cause, as opposed to just treating symptoms, is our primary focus.
Diet and especially undigested food (food sensitivity) is often at the root of such problems. Such foods create toxins within the gut and slowly poison the system. In turn, this triggers an ongoing, chronic inflammatory response. This gut poisoning is at the root of so many of our ill-health issues.
Bloating is a key symptom of food intolerance. Avail of the opportunity to speak in person with our clinic practitioner who will explain how this test may assist you.
Why Choose Us?
We were the first to introduce this laboratory based, CE certified, antibody test into Ireland back in 1998. We have over 35years clinical experience in dealing with food intolerance (food sensitivity) health related issues. Over these many years, we have successfully treated thousands of patients.
We focus on personalised care for our test patients. Avail of face-to-face consultations at the clinic for the test consultation and for the post-test consultation to review the laboratory test results. We will interpret the results for you and explain how to implement the necessary dietary changes. There is no additional charge for these consultations.
In addition to our own clinic, we provide this food intolerance test service for an increasing number of doctors, fertility clinics, nutritionists, and associated healthcare practitioners throughout Ireland.
Medical insurance cover through VHI and Irish Life Health is available for this test – subject to the level of cover provided on your policy.
All our tests are CE marked – in compliance with EU regulation for medical devices. The laboratory is a member of the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA). Registered no 04201429.
Supported By Irish Life Health
Supported by VHI Healthcare
CE Marked Test
At the initial consultation we will collect your blood sample for laboratory analysis. This analysis takes approximately two weeks. Additionally, we will assess your presenting case history. We will review all the issues that could be impacting your immune system, activating this hypersensitivity to trigger foods. Dealing with the root cause as opposed to just treating symptoms is our primary focus.
Once the test results are available, we will book a return clinic appointment to review these test results with you. We will explain how you should implement the necessary dietary changes. There is no additional charge for these consultations.
Please see below a selection of reviews from Facebook and Google and links to their sites.
Over the years we have been featured multiple times in The Irish Times and Irish Independent. We have also appeared on TV3 several times, as well as various radio shows such as Pat Kenny on RTE Radio 1 and on the Morning show on Newstalk.
Some of our previous clients have kindly shared with us how our food intolerance testing has helped them. To see a Fitzwilliam Food Test review just click on the review buttons below.
" My experience with Martin and the food intolerance testing was so helpful. I gained personalised knowledge that empowered me to take back control over my gut health and overall wellbeing. In a world of generalised and unsolicited dietary information, this is a powerful tool and I highly recommend it "
" I used to be scared to go out for dinner because I would spend half the night looking for the nearest toilet and feeling ill. My stomach was so bloated I looked like I was 8 months pregnant. I felt like I had stones inside me but a change of diet has changed my life. "
" It has only been a couple of weeks since my food intolerance results and the improvement has been life changing. After being in constant pain for years I am so much healthier and happier since cutting out my intolerance foods "
Scheduling Your Visit
Booking your appointment is easy. Just phone or email the clinic. Our clinic is centrally located on Fitzwilliam Street Lower, close to Merrion Square. It is on street parking. Please bring a list of any medication you are taking for this initial comprehensive consultation.
Pre-test Dietary Instructions
Please note that this test works by measuring your IgG antibody response to foods that you have eaten. Therefore, it is important to follow your normal diet before taking the test so that the test results will reflect what you usually eat. Do not eat any food which has already caused a severe reaction without first getting a medical opinion.
Reintroducing a food for the purpose of doing this test:
The ideal is eating your normal diet leading up to the test. Get your doctor's advice on any food you have excluded but want to re-introduce for the purpose of doing this test. If approved by your doctor, include one portion per day for 5-7 days before collecting the blood sample.
Include the following in your diet before taking the test:
Include goat's products (cheese, yoghurt) and Soya products (yoghurt, milk).
Include sweet potato.
Include spelt bread – it is a good alternative for wheat sensitive people.
To confirm if these are good alternatives for you, it is important that you include them in your diet for five to seven days before doing the test.
The IgG antibodies we are measuring remain in your bloodstream for two to three months’ so your test will be assessing your reaction to foods you have eaten over that period. Please refer to the website for a list of foods checked on your chosen test.
Fitzwilliam Food Test
Note: Keep blood sample in fridge overnight (do not freeze) if not posting on the day of collection
Q: How long do test results take?
A: Results are available within two weeks
Q: Are tests covered by medical insurance?
A: Medical insurance cover through VHI and Irish Life Health is available for this test – subject to the level of cover provided on your policy.
Q: Do we test children?
A: Yes, childhood conditions respond very successfully to this test. However, children under 16yrs require a GP referral. This is normally not an issue as GP’s are increasingly supportive of this test provided by Fitzwilliam Food Test Clinic.
Q: What is the difference between Food Intolerance and Food Sensitivity?
A: Our food sensitivity test measures your immune systems antibody response to food that you have eaten. Our test is CE certified to do this. A significantly elevated antibody response to any food indicates a loss of “tolerance” for that food. The science is very clear on this – “tolerance is the norm”.
A food intolerance test on the other hand, could include tests that are not CE certified antibody tests. We use the term intermittently because food intolerance it is what people search for when trying to contact our services.