IBS-80 skin patch test
IBS-80 skin food and food additive patch testing is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that detects specific food and food additives that potentially could be triggering a patient’s irritable bowel syndrome. Published research suggests that allergic sensitivities in the intestinal lining may potentially cause symptoms associated with IBS. Through the elimination of allergic reaction-causing foods / food additives from a patient’s diet, IBS symptoms may improve or even potentially be completely clear.
- Pain in abdomen
- Urgent need to defecate
- Excessive gas passing
- Inability to empty bowels
The IBS-80 skin patch aims to reduce or significantly diminish IBS symptoms through the elimination of the triggering foods from the diet. Published studies (with long-term follow-up) have demonstrated that IBS-80 testing improved 60% of patient’s lives, and 30% of patients experienced near or complete symptom relief.
The most common IBS dietary management plan traditionally calls on patients to drastically change their diets through the elimination of big food groups, such as high sugar foods or dairy. While symptoms may improve, it is important to note that these foods could only be a few of many foods that cause a patient’s irritable bowel syndrome.
The IBS-80 skin patch testing removes the need to guess which foods must be avoided, and instead targets specific foods that may be causing a patient’s IBS. The skin patch test requires patients to avoid just the foods singled out by the testing in order to experience relief.
This testing and management of patient’s IBS is done in collaboration with the treating gastroenterologist as well as support from a registered dietician.