NutriScan vs Swab, Serum and other Tests
Nutriscan is the only clinically predictable diagnostic test for dogs, cats and horses to identify the commonly seen food intolerances and sensitivities in saliva. It is not a test for the rarely seen true allergies to foods. The Nutriscan test is patent protected in the United States and internationally.
By contrast, swabs alone do not generate sufficient biological fluid to quantitatively determine specific food reactivities. Simple positive or negative results, for instance from tissue swabs, do not provide information about the specificity or sensitivity of the assays used. Therefore, selection of foods based upon this type of information is medically and scientifically unreliable.
Please remember that testing for food sensitivities and intolerances with IgA and IgM antibodies is NOT the same as allergy testing. Allergies are more acute hypersensitivities caused from the release of different types of antibodies. Thus serum is NOT a reliable diagnostic fluid for testing food sensitivities.
Skin Patch testing and food elimination trials can also be performed. Patch testing is expensive, unsightly and undesirable when one side of your pet’s body has to shaved and tested. Food elimination trials need to last 4-6 weeks with each restricted antigen food source. This type of testing is costly, time consuming and shows poor compliance.
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