Scientific innovation & research
At Lifelab Testing, we work in partnership with our allergen suppliers who are some of the leading innovators in the scientific community that specialise in allergy and intolerance testing.
The expertise shared by DST with our inhouse team allows us to be a market leader of IgE and IgG4 antibody testing helping people understand more about their body and how it reacts to specific foods and items.
- Food allergy occurs in around 10% of infants, 4-8% of children, and about 2% of adults in Australia and New Zealand.
- The most common triggers are egg, cow’s milk, peanut, tree nuts, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish, and wheat.
- Some food allergies can be severe, causing life-threatening reactions known as anaphylaxis.
We test for allergy and intolerance reactions using an scientifically approved in-vitro testing system (ELISA). Your blood sample is exposed to a panel of items to which the reactions are recorded and interpreted into levels and a comprehensive report is generated.
Reference: Allergy – Food Allergy