How Easy Is Testing For Food Allergies?
Last Updated: 10th November 2022 · Written by Kate Young
If you think you may have a food allergy, you’re not alone. According to research from NARF (the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation), the number of Brits with allergies is increasing by 5% every year. It’s important to find out whether you’re one of them – but how easy is testing for food allergies?
You may have heard about expensive clinics or complex hair tissue mineral analysis (hTMA). However, the good news is that testing for food allergies can be quick, easy and cost-effective. That means when you buy a food allergy test from Lifelab, there’s no need to tear your hair out – quite literally.
Read on to find out how easy it is to use our home allergy test kits.
What allergy tests do we offer?
At Lifelab Testing, we offer two allergy kits that make testing for food allergies easy. Both of these will test a small sample of your blood, checking for antibodies that could indicate you’ve had an allergic reaction.
If you have a strong suspicion about which allergen is causing your symptoms, opt for the basic allergy test. This kits tests for 35 known food and drink allergens. If you’re not sure what’s causing your symptoms or suspect it could be something more obscure, our complete body test will give you the answers you need.
How to use our food allergy tests
Once you’ve received your chosen test in the post, you can start using your kit. Each kit contains everything you need to safely take a small blood sample at home:
In response, your system releases a different type of immunoglobin known as IgG4. This can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, usually gastric issues such as bloating, nausea or diarrhoea.
- 1 alcohol wipe
- 1 plaster
- 1 gauze pad
- 1 transport tube
- 1 blood sampling tube
- 1 prepaid return envelope
- 1 activation card
- 2 lancets
Following the instructions in the test box, all you need to do is take a small blood sample and package it safely using the freepost packaging provided. Once we’ve received your sample, our certified technicians will turn your blood into plasma, making it easy to test for any antibodies.
What happens next?
The results of your blood test will be uploaded to your online customer account where you can download them securely. If you ordered a complete body test, you’ll also receive a free 30-minute consultation with a qualified nutritionist. They will be able to answer any of your questions and help you make informed, healthy decisions about your diet.
Order your food allergy test today!
Whether you suspect you’re suffering from an allergy or an intolerance, it’s important to get to the bottom of your problem. Order your simple home test kit from Lifelab Testing today and enjoy 100% accurate answers or your money back.