RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide – miniaturized, fast, cost efficient
Reliable and automized diagnostics for detecting delayed IgG food allergies
Do you search for an automated all-in-one IgG Food Allergy test for your laboratory? RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide offers you a complete solution: A microarray-enzyme-immunoassay (M-EIA) for the quantitative detection of food specific IgG antibodies from human blood samples – combined with reader, software and a comprehensive report.
Delayed IgG food allergies
IgG food allergies, often called food intolerances, are believed to affect between 20 % and 40 % of the overall population.
Due to perturbations in the human gut, food antigens can get in contact with the immune system. This leads to the production of food specific IgG antibodies, circulating in the blood stream. Repetitive exposure to these food allergens can lead to the formation of immune complexes, which in turn can lead to local inflammations and cause complaints.
The symptoms caused by these local inflammations vary and occur only up to 12 h – 48 h after allergen exposure. Thus, it is nearly impossible to relate a symptom to a previously eaten food.
Symptoms that are often observed together with food specific IgG antibodies:
RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide offers a reliable state-of-the-art microarray technology to detect food specific IgG antibodies for up to 100 allergens.
RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide comes in a standard ELISA format. This enables you to use your conventional equipment and also conventional ELISA automats such as the DS2 or the DSX (Dynex).
Food antigens are coupled to the surface of the microarray slide. Primary food specific IgG antibodies bind to these food antigens and can be detected by the conjugate antibody. Catalized by an enzymatic process, the substrate precipitates on the slide and can be detected by our state-of-the-art micro array reader.
RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide – all in one solution
RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide comes as a automatable solution. It is completed by the micro array reader and software to create reports.
Importantly, the Software also runs on the reader, such that all information are always automatically updated with the software database.
The Software does not only guide you trough the whole process, it will also generate a comprehensive report that enables the patients to understand their lab results within one glimpse.
How does RIDA®CHIP FoodGuide work?
Get the test kit from R-Biopharm here. One kit for 2 tests à 211 allergens – up to 6 tests in one ELISA plate format!
Validated for ELISA automats (Dynex DS2). A manual workflow is of course also possible.
Reader & software
Highest quality reader with RIDASOFT® FoodGuide software enabling full connectivity, worklist generation and report creation.
The report includes a smart nutritional guide for the patient to deal with his delayed food allergies. See sample report here.
Miniaturized microarray technology that converts into standard ELISA format by our slide carrier.
Evaluation by a state-of-the-art microarray reader.
Time & cost saving
Reduces hands-on and hands-off time to perform the test. Cost efficient through the use of standard ELISA equipment.
Integrated IVD software.
Automated IgG delayed food allergy test incl. reader, software and report.