The Heska® Food Reaction Test (FRT)

The Heska FRT has been designed to identify food reactions in serum samples and is exclusive to Gribbles Veterinary Pathology.

A new approach to diagnosing Adverse Food Reactions

Gribbles Veterinary Pathology exclusively offers the Heska® Food Reaction Test (FRT) 

The diagnosis of an Adverse Food Reaction is challenging and complex.
The veterinarian has to observe clinical signs such as:

  • Non-seasonal pruritus
  • Cutaneous lesions (due to pruritus and inflammation)
  • Respiratory problems
  • GI signs (diarrhoea, soft stools, borborhygmus, flatulence and other)

The classical approach

Involves elimination, challenge and provocation steps

The Heska Food Reaction Test (FRT) is a new approach

  • FRT identifies a combination of different immune reactions against food proteins (IgE, IgG subclasses 1 to 4)
  • FRT can be used as a guideline for the composition of the elimination diet
  • A tool in the selection of commercial diets (hypoallergenic or hydrolysed diets)

What you need to submit for the Heska FRT:

Specimen: Serum
Tube: Plain (Red cap) or Gel tube (Gold cap)
Quantity: Minimum 1mL serum (equates to approx. 2.5mL whole blood)

Book a Heska® Food Reaction Test (FRT) today to get answers for your patient.

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