Food Intolerance Testing London and UK
Our Clinic in Central London clinic provides one of the UK’s most Comprehensive Food Intolerance Tests and Food Intolerance Testing.
We offer Scientific Food Intolerance tests with a blood sample taken professionally by our phlebotomists.
When you have an intolerance to a food an IgG antibody is produced and these antibodies can be responsible for many of the symptoms associated with a food Intolerance.
What type of Food Intolerance Test do you offer?
We can post you finger prick tests that you can complete in the comfort of your own home- we can post kit to any address in the UK.
We are an established Nutrition clinic in London with over 10 years experience dedicated to helping clients with food intolerances and gut problems including IBS and Candida.
Our clinic is based 5 minutes from Harley Street –
What is the benefit of a food intolerance test and food intolerance testing?
There are many symptoms associated with a Food Intolerance and these may improve if the offending foods are removed from your diet.
Some symptoms of a food intolerance may include the following:
- Inability to lose Weight
- Skin Problems
- Food Cravings
- Stomach pain
- Gas, cramps
- Pain in your back side
- Skin breakouts including acne
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Itchy skin
- Sleep disturbances
- Water retention
- Weight control problems
- Sinus problems
- joint Pain
You will be able to find out quickly and easily whether you have a food intolerance by doing a blood test. You can test for up to 200 foods
What will the food intolerance test for?
The food intolerance test is based on IgG antibodies. This means testing the reaction to protein components in foods. The IgG blood test is used to identify foods to which a person may be sensitive or intolerant to. This type of testing is now very popular and is a very good starting point before proceeding on an elimination diet.
The food intolerance test is not used to diagnose any condition but is used to help undercover potential problem foods and an excellent way to commence an elimination diet to narrow down problem foods.
The IgG food intolerance test is based on a blood sample.
How is the Food Intolerance Test performed?
The test is carried out on blood collected from a blood sample or a finger-prick. The blood test is a Enzyme Linked Immunoassay (ELISA) that detects food specific antibodies. The blood test (ELISA) method will helps us ascertain whether you have a food intolerance.
What foods are covered on the Pin Prick Food Intolerance Test?
The pin prick food Intolerance test covers up to 200 foods.
Almond, Apple, Apricot, Asparagus, Avocado, Baker’s Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) Banana Barley• Beef Beet, Blueberry Brewer’s Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Broccoli, Buckwheat Succinic, Cabbage, Candida albicans, Cane Sugar Carrot, Cashews, Casein, Celery, Cheese, Chicken, Cocoa, Coconut, Cod fish, Coffee, Corn, Crab, Cranberry, Eggplant,Egg White, Egg Yolk, Flax, Garbanzo Beans, Garlic, Gliadin, Goat’s Milk Cheese, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Bean, Green Pepper, Halibut Hazelnut, Honey, Kidney Bean, Lamb, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce, Lima bean, Lobster, Milk, Millet, Orotic, Oat Onion, Orange, Papaya, Pea, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pineapple, Pinto Bean, Pistachio, Plum (Prune), Pork, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rice, Rye, Salmon Sardine, Sesame, Shrimp, Sorghum, Soybean, Spinach Strawberry, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Wheat Gluten, Walnut, Watermelon,Wheat Whey, Yogurt
How do I get a test?
Unfortunately food intolerance tests are not currently offered on the NHS.
Please note that we offer a number of other tests including:
- Stool tests for digestive conditions such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS stool tests
- Parasite testing
- Gut microbiome testing
- Candida testing
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- GI effects Stool test
- Cortsiol Adrenal fatigue
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – Hydrogen Breath Tests
- Vitamin and Mineral Status
- Heavy metal Toxicity
Many private insurance policies will cover health tests such but you need to check with them first.
We can help clients all over the UK, and Europe
Food Intolerance Testing- This test has been helpful in conditions including IBS, Bloating, Constipation, Pain and stubborn Weight gain.
I have found that most clients who take this test have been to their GPs already with symptoms such as bloating, constipation or flatulence but told that they have IBS and have to live with it. The great benefit of food intolerance testing is that it may reveal foods that are causing your symptoms such as bloating, skin conditions, weight gain. Many GPs do not believe in food intolerances and unfortunately food intolerance tests are not offered on the NHS. However there is a lot of research that does indicate that food intolerances are real and thankfully if we can identify them, we will feel much better. Food Intolerances tcan cause all sorts of symptoms such as bloating, headaches, eczema, water retention, bowel troubles.If you suffer from weight gain, digestive problems, eczema, psoriasis, bloating, constipation, diarrhea with urgency, headaches, itchy skin you may find you benefit greatly from food intolerance testing. Simply by removing the food you will feel better.
What is the difference between a Food Intolerance and a Food allergy?
A food Intolerance is not life threatening. It can take up to 3 days for symptoms to develop making it hard to identify the culprit food.
Please note food allergies are not the same as food intolerances. Food Allergies can be life threatening causing difficulty breathing, anaphylaxis reactions as well as vomiting, and swelling of the lips. If you experience this kind of reaction you should seek medical advice.
What happens if I have a food intolerance?
If you do have food intolerances, it is important to find suitable alternatives so that you are eating a broad and varied diet. For some patients, identifying offending foods has seen them witness dramatic improvements in symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and water retention once the offending foods have been eliminated. We work with patients who have IBS, Eczema, Psoriasis weight issues, candida and much more.