Next+ Food Test
Identifies a suitable composition for an elimination diet
Currently, the definitive diagnosis of food allergy in dogs is only possible through a food elimination trial, followed by a food challenge test.
Although not diagnostic, combined assays of food specific IgE and IgG, represent a useful tool to identify a suitable composition for an elimination diet, when attempting to diagnose and manage a suspected adverse food reaction.
IgE and IgG
High predictive negative values
The testing of IgE on its own, represents a half-reliable tool. Evidence shows significant improvements when choosing an elimination diet based on combination of IgE and IgG results, when compared with IgE alone.
Generally, serum testing for food-specific IgE and IgG shown an average accuracy of 75%. High predictive negative values (Ø75% IgE and Ø84% IgG) represent a more accurate interpretation when compared with positive predictability (15-100% IgE and 35% IgG).
Tests for 20 different allergens
Next+ Food Test includes the results for food-specific IgE and IgG levels for 20 different allergens, together with clear advice on potential suitable ingredients and commercial diets for a food elimination trial.
Beef – Chicken – Lamb – Pork – Turkey – Venison – White fish – Blue (oily) fish – Milk – Egg – Soyabean – Corn – Potato – Sugar beet – Carrot – Pea – Wheat – Rice – Oat – Yeast