Mediator Release Test- Lifestyle, Eating and Performance (MRT-LEAP)
What is Food Sensitivity Testing?
Some people have already identified foods that make them feel sick or cause symptoms. Most people suspect that certain foods may be a problem, but are unaware what those foods (or food additives) are.
Food sensitivities tend to be chronic, frequent, and are extremely difficult to identify. Many medical tests do not have the capacity to identify issues at the cellular level. In many cases, symptoms do not appear until 48-72 hours after consuming the reactive food. This makes it nearly impossible to know what is causing your symptoms. Food sensitivities affects an estimated 15-20% of the population.
The following is a list of conditions that have been proven to be triggered by food sensitivities:
If you suffer from any of these conditions our Food Sensitivity Testing program called MRT-LEAP may finally give you the answers and a solution to your problems. LEAP stands for Lifestyle, Eating, and Performance. The LEAP program uses a blood analysis test called the Mediator Release Test (MRT) to identify “trigger foods”. This blood test is more sophisticated than the other blood tests that you may have had (like the ELISA IgG).
How do we do it?
Food sensitivity testing is done using the patented MRT, which is an accurate "end-point" test. What this means is that it does not measure antibodies such as IgG, IgA, or IgE. Rather it indirectly measures mediator release (cytokines, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and other mediators from various white blood cells) through precise measurement of changes to liquid/solids ratio of a blood sample after whole blood has been incubated with an individual food, additive, or chemical. It is the most accurate test (sensitivity 94.5% & specificity 91.7%) and the most comprehensive test available for determining food sensitivities and has helped thousands of people identify their triggers and put an end to their suffering.
The foods, additives, and chemicals tested are as follows:
Watch this animation of how the MRT Blood Test works provided by Oxford Biomedical Technologies.
When Your Results Are Ready...Your MRT results are presented to you in a graphic format (see sample below) showing low reactive, moderately reactive, and highly reactive foods (120) and chemicals/additives (30). Then we will assist you in implementing your personalized elimination diet (LEAP Protocol).
Upon receiving your results in an easy to read format, your LEAP experience includes counseling sessions with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Leap Therapist (CLT), so you will fully understand your sensitivities. This is done with LEAP Protocol that is tailored specifically to your needs.