How Do I Get A Food Allergy Test?
Last Updated: 10th November 2022 · Written by Kate Young
By 2025, it’s thought that half the population of the EU could suffer from an allergy. All sorts of foods can cause an allergic reaction. Although nuts, gluten, seafood and lactose are some of the most common, it’s possible to be allergic to almost anything – with reactions ranging from mild to life-threatening.
If you’ve started responding badly to certain ingredients or meals, it’s crucial to get a reliable food allergy test. This will be able to tell you whether you’re allergic or intolerant and need to cut something out of your diet.
At Lifelab Testing, we offer a range of testing kits to help you make safer choices and take control of your life. In this post, we’ll be guiding you through the process of getting a food allergy test.
Basic allergy test
Do you suspect you’re allergic to a common allergen such as gluten or dairy? If you have a reaction shortly after eating and think you know what could be to blame, our basic allergy test is the one for you. This test analyses a small sample of your blood to check for 35 common food allergens, including a variety of different nuts, meat, milk, and eggs.
When you order a basic allergy test from our site, you’ll receive your kit in 1-3 business days. The kit contains everything you need to take a safe and simple blood sample, package it securely, and send it (via freepost) to our certified lab.
Our scientists will get back to you in 7 days with your comprehensive results.
Complete body test
Our complete body test is a great choice if you’re unsure what’s causing your symptoms. Like our basic food allergy test, you’ll receive a sampling kit to send back to our testers in the lab. We’ll then analyse your blood against 40 different allergies and 80 intolerances.
How does a food allergy test work?
At Lifelab Testing, our food allergy tests work by analysing your blood using an in-vitro testing system known as ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). This enables our certified team to detect raised levels of antibodies, which your body produces in response to food antigens.
By checking for IgE and IgG4 antibodies, we can tell you whether you have an allergy or intolerance to a certain type of food. This means you can alter your diet with complete confidence that it’s the right decision for you.
Order your allergy test today
Allergic reactions can cause a wide range of problems from headaches and nausea to rashes, swelling, and stomach pain. If you’re battling symptoms and want to know what’s causing them for sure, order your food allergy test from Lifelab Testing today.