Food allergies

Tests covering various food allergies

  • Get answers regarding persistent GI symptoms
  • Underst & ongoing diet-related symptoms
  • Caring & professional service with fast results
Pricing
Type of sample taken Blood
Turnaround time 4 days
 
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Food allergies can severely affect your wellbeing, with symptoms affecting digestion, energy levels, & the skin. If you are experiencing undiagnosed symptoms, please make your appointment today.

Food allergies have become more common over the past two decades, although it is not fully understood why. It is usually more common amongst children, who often outgrow their allergies. Our food allergies package test includes tests for celery, egg white, egg yolk, fish (cod), garlic, kiwi, maize, milk (cow’s), onion, peanut, sesame seed, soya bean, tomato, wheat, & yeast.
The symptoms of a true food allergy usually develop quite quickly, often within seconds or minutes, & at most up to an hour of exposure to the allergen (as opposed to an intolerance, which often involves a more delayed response). Symptoms of food allergies include:
hives (urticaria), where the skin develops itchy, raised red patches
an itching sensation on the face, eyelids, lips, or tongue
swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, or tongue
shortness of breath
difficulty swallowing
In the case of very serious food allergies, the reaction can be anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, which affects the entire body & requires emergency medical intervention.

When should I get tested?

You can come in for food allergy testing at any time, whether or not you have been recommended to by a doctor. You may be exhibiting some allergic symptoms & want to get tested to see if they are due to a food allergy, or your doctor may advise you to have the testing in order to help with diagnosis of ongoing symptoms.

What the test includes

The food allergies test is a simple blood test.

Procedure

Step 1

Preparing for test

No special preparation is required, although it can be easier to give a blood sample when you are well hydrated, so please drink plenty of water in advance of your appointment.
 
Step 2

During the test

During this test, the doctor or nurse will remove a small sample of blood from your arm, near the elbow. It is a quick procedure & relatively painless.
 
Step 3

Results

Your results will be emailed to you as soon as they are ready. If your test was in conjunction with a consultation with one of our doctors, the same doctor will call you to & go over your results with you. If no, you can take the results to your own GP, or book a consultation with us at the clinic.