IgG Food MAP with Candida + Yeast (192) - Blood Spot

Test Details

Lab Company: The Great Plains Laboratory
Sample Type: Blood Spot
Collection Location: At Home

The IgG Food MAP with Candida and Yeast analyzes a wide variety of foods common in Western, Asian, and Mediterranean diets, as well as Candida and yeast. It assists in the diagnosis of food allergies and sensitivities.      

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking blood-thinning medications or have a blood clotting disorder.
  • Drink at least 16 oz of water a few hours prior to collection. 
  • Keep your collection card cool and dry until shipping.
  • Ship your samples via FedEx within 48 hours of collection.
  • DO NOT fill out any information on gplforms.com. 

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Preparation & Timing

  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking blood-thinning medications or have a blood clotting disorder.
  • A few hours prior to collection:
    • Drink at least 16 oz of water.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Write the patient's name and the date of collection on the collection card.
  2. Open the collection card.
    1. DO NOT touch the collection circles.
  3. Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  4. Dry your hands with a clean towel.
  5. Choose the finger you will prick.
    1. It is recommended to choose the middle or ring finger on your non-dominant hand. 
  6. Clean your chosen finger with the provided alcohol swab.
    1. DO NOT throw the alcohol swab away yet.
  7. Allow your finger to dry.
  8. Stimulate blood flow by shaking your hand for 15-20 seconds and rubbing your chosen finger.
  9. Open the lancet by twisting the yellow tab and pulling it straight out. 
  10. Press the lancet against the side of your fingertip until you hear a click. 
  11. Wipe off the first drop of blood with the alcohol swab.
  12. Place a large, free-flowing drop of blood on each circle on the card.
    1. DO NOT touch the card with your finger.
    2. Gently massage the entire finger to assist in forming blood drops. 
  13. If the circle is not filled and saturated completely, place additional drops immediately on the same circle.
    1. DO NOT add blood once the card is dry. 
    2. Each spot should look like the "Acceptable" picture below. 
  14. Once all of the circles are completely filled, bend the card and let it air dry at room temperature for 3-8 hours.
    1. DO NOT touch the blood spots.
    2. DO NOT let the blood spots touch any surface while drying.
    3. DO NOT put the card in sunlight or near a heat source. 
  15. Throw away the lancet, alcohol swab, and any other materials used. 
  16. Once the card is completely dry, close the flap. 
  17. Place the card into the ziplock bag with the desiccant pack and seal. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.
    • DO NOT fill out any information on gplforms.com. 

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Shipping

  • Ship samples within 48 hours of collection. 
    • Keep the card cool and dry until shipping. 
  • To prepare the samples for shipping, 
    • Once the card is dry, close the flap on the card.
    • Place the collection card into the ziplock bag with the desiccant pack.
    • Seal the bag. 
    • Place the ziplock bag into the provided FedEx return envelope. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the FedEx return envelope. 
    • Seal the FedEx return envelope.
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the label so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
  • Ship using FedEx. 
    • You can take your samples to the nearest FedEx location.
    • DO NOT place your samples in a FedEx drop box. 
    • You can also schedule a FedEx pickup by calling 1-800-463-3339
      • At the automated greeting, say, "schedule a pickup."
      • At the next prompt, say, "schedule a pickup with a label or stamp." 
      • You will be asked if the waybill says "stamp" - say, "yes."
      • Then give your address information.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-21 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact The Great Plains Laboratory by calling 800-288-0383 or chatting with support