Food allergy is a common problem in children and adults. Many patients present with adverse reactions to foods, but are not diagnosed with 'allergies' by routine methods. To date, the traditional diagnosis of food allergy is based on clinical history, skin-prick tests, the determination of specific IgE class antibodies from serum, and classically the 'food challenge' which is very time consuming to undertake.
Intolerances are very much a different immune marker response than allergies that can develop and change over time with both with both IgG and complement c3D being important markers to this immune activation. The intolerance test that we recommend is unique on the market in terms of reliability and sensitivity as it is the only test to simultaneously test both of these important markers in relation to potential inflammatory processes that may be activated by foods.
The test measures 176 foods including dairy, grains, fruits, additives, vegetables, beans, spices, fish, meat, nuts, extracts, poultry, seeds, shellfish and microbes for candida and yeast (bakery and brewery). The test uses dried blood spot analysis and is indicated for a variety of symptoms relating to areas such as skin, digestion, energy, respiration, seasonal allergies, musculoskeletal health and psychological wellbeing.
This test is available to order without the precursor requirement for a Nutrition Consultation and is payable when sending back the sample rather than upfront. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address and date of birth and we will arrange for the test kit to be sent out to you. To make the most of your results, we recommend a consultation with one of our Nutritional Therapy team when you have your results as this can be a helpful resource to provide clinical guidance to optimise your health.
Finger Prick blood test