MRT 85 Mediator Release Test for Food Sensitivities
What is the Leap MRT Test?
Traditionally, food sensitivities are tested by looking for antibodies to different foods in the blood. To get accurate test results, the person must have consumed enough of the food for a period of several weeks in order to produce enough antibodies for testing. This is ok if you currently eat the foods being tested and you don’t have a compromised immune system (taking steroidal anti-inflammatories, have autoimmune concerns, digestive issues, etc.).
Food sensitivities are also more complex than just antibody production. There are many other inflammatory chemicals the immune system can produce that promote sensitivities. This is where the MRT test comes in. The MRT uses a much different, and more accurate, technique to identify type 3 and type 4 food sensitivities. The test also includes 30 food chemicals and additives to make sure you stay clear of those that impact your health the most.
The MRT results also come with a wallet-size card with your sensitivities on them so you have a quick reference while grocery shopping.
How does the MRT Test Work?
The MRT test works by measuring the volume change of white blood cells when they are exposed to different foods. The more the cells “empty”, the higher the assumed reaction. This is helpful since you don’t have to consume the foods and it can still be mostly accurate with those who have immune challenges.
What’s Being Tested In the MRT 85 Panel:
MRT Test 85 Includes:
- 68 Food
- 17 Chemicals/Additives
|Almond||Cauliflower||Egg yolk||Paprika||Sunflower seed|
|Broccoli||Codfish||Maple syrup||Rice||White potato|
|Cane sugar||Cottage cheese||Mustard (seed)||Salmon||Yeast-bakers/brewers|
|Aspartame||Benzoic acid||Caffeine||FD&C Blue #1||FD&C Blue #2|
|FD&C Green #3||FD&C Red #3||FD&C Red #4||FD&C Red #40||FD&C Yellow #5|
|FD&C Yellow #6||Fructose (HFCS)||MSG||Phenylethylamine||Polysorbate 80|
This product is not refundable.
Fasting: See test kit instructions
Specimen: Blood, Oxford Biomedical Test Kit
Lab Draw Instructions and Logistics:
Lab Kit Arrival:
Your lab kit will arrive at your house within 7 business days of ordering your lab from the Root Functional Medicine Website. Your lab order requisition form is included with your kit.
You will simply need to take the kit and your test requisition form with you to have your blood drawn, then your blood sample is put back in the kit, and the kit is shipped out overnight with an included FedEx prepaid shipping label. Some labs will ship the kit for you, and other times you will have to drop it off at a FedEx location yourself.
You can have your blood drawn at any medical blood draw site (phlebotomy lab or mobile phlebotomist) that is NOT contracted solely to Labcorp, Quest, etc. Usually, you can go wherever you normally have your blood drawn, but it is always a good idea to call the lab in advance and ask if they will take an “outside test kit”.
Turnaround time: 5-7 business days
- This MRT test is available in the USA (excluding NY State) and Canada only.
- Samples must be returned to the lab the same day. We suggest getting the draw early in the morning and ship immediately. Canadian customers must arrange return shipping. Return shipping for USA customers is free.
- Return shipping: Monday-Thursday
- No minimum age requirement to run the test. If the patient weighs less than 16 lbs, submit at least 2 full tubes to the lab.