What Food Intolerance Tests Are Available in the UK?
Last Updated: 10th November 2022 · Written by Donna Mastriani
Around one-third of adults in the UK believe they might have a food intolerance. From gluten and wheat to eggs and dairy, there are many different foods which can cause problems in our diets – but how can you be sure which one is to blame?
If you suspect you could be suffering from a food intolerance, it’s important to take a food intolerance test which will let you know for sure. However, with so many tests on the market, it can be difficult to find the right one for you.
In this blog post, we’ll explain the different types of food intolerance test in the UK.
Basic Intolerance Test
Do you experience issues after eating a certain food? Our basic intolerance test is a great choice for people who think they already know which ingredient could be to blame for their symptoms.
To take this test, we’ll send you a simple blood sampling kit in the post. This contains all the equipment you need to take a blood sample at home, before packaging it and sending it to the team at our certified Lifelab Testing laboratory.
Our scientists will test your sample for an antibody known as IgG4. IgG4 is part of the Immunoglobin G subclass of antibodies, which are released by the immune system as a response to food antigens. As a result, a raised level of IgG4 in your blood could indicate that your body is intolerant of certain food groups.
Complete Intolerance Test
A complete intolerance test is a great choice if your reactions are delayed and you’re not sure what’s causing them. This kit will test you for 160 different food and drink intolerances, helping you narrow down the ones that affect you.
How do I order a food intolerance test?
At Lifelab Testing, it’s quick and easy to order the right food intolerance test for you. You can purchase your kit online and receive it within 1-3 business days. Once you’ve taken your sample, simply package it again following the instructions and send it back via freepost.
We’re proud to offer a complete postal tracking service on all of our UK kits. This means you can send off your sample in confidence, knowing you’ll receive your comprehensive, scientific results in less than one week.
If you think you need a food intolerance test UK, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Our kits will get to the root of the issue, helping you make changes for the better today.