Is There A Food Intolerance Test?
Last Updated: 10th November 2022 · Written by Donna Mastriani
Food intolerances can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms. From nausea and bloating to skin rashes and itching, people suffering from intolerances will typically experience discomfort a couple of hours after eating. If that sounds like you, it’s important to get to the bottom of the problem as soon as you can. You’ve probably heard of an allergy test – but is there such a thing as food intolerance testing?
The good news is the answer is yes. At Lifelab Testing, we offer two different food intolerance tests depending on your symptoms. Although some people recommend that you systematically cut foods out of your diet to identify the culprit (often known as the elimination diet), this isn’t always effective – especially if your intolerance is more obscure.
To find out how our tests work and what’s involved, discover our range of food intolerance test kits below.
Basic Intolerance Test
Able to test for 40 common food and drink intolerances, our basic intolerance test is a great choice if you suspect you know what’s causing your reaction.
When you order this test, your easy-to-use blood sampling kit will arrive within 1-3 business days. The kit contains everything you need to take a small blood sample quickly and safely at home, before sending it back to our scientists free of charge.
The Lifelab team will then test your sample for an antibody known as IgG4. This is part of the Immunoglobin G subclass of antibodies that your immune systems releases as a response to food antigens. If we discover a raised level of IgG4 in your blood, this will indicate that your body is intolerant of certain food groups.
Complete Intolerance Test
Not sure what’s causing your symptoms? If your reaction is delayed and you have no idea what’s behind it, our complete intolerance test can help. Testing for 160 food and drink intolerances, this kit will identify even the most obscure sensitivities that you could easily miss when trying the elimination diet.
Once you’ve received your results, our complete test also entitles you to a follow-up appointment with a qualified nutritional therapist. They will be able to answer any questions you have and discuss any dietary changes you may need to make in the future.
Order Your Food Intolerance Test Today
Whatever your symptoms, you deserve to know what’s causing them for sure. Available with free UK delivery, our intolerance test kits are the quickest and easiest way to take control of your diet and reduce the chance of symptoms going forward.