Allergy test

allergytestFood intolerance is a non-allergic reaction to certain foods where as a food allergy is an immune response to an allergen.

Food intolerance usually causes gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel. It can also include skin rashes, sometimes fatigue, joint pains, dark circles under the eyes, night sweats and other chronic conditions.

An allergy presents with common symptoms like appearance of a rash on the skin, affecting any part of the body, headache, sneezing, runny nose, swelling, nausea and diarrhoea.

More info regarding the difference between Allergy and Food tolerance can be found here: https://www.allergyuk.org/food-intolerance/allergy-or-intolerance

More and more people are connecting health issues to specific food allergies.  This test checks for food allergies and not food intolerance. ToHealth allows tests for 24 different allergens-  12 airborne and 12 food allergens using two separate tests.  For a relative small cost, the test will give a quick accurate result on  90% of the UK’s most common allergens.

After taking a finger prick sample, the results are available in just 30 minutes. The technology behind this test was developed from established laboratory technologies which gives in excellent performance. In a published clinical trial this test matched in 83% of cases the result from a blood test performed by laboratory. Accurate test allows accurate diagnosis – making it easier to avoid allergens and receive effective treatment

Some of the allergens tested: Egg, hazelnut, wheat flour, fish mix, peanut, carrot, meat mix, soy bean, celery, shrimp, rye flour, cow milk (raw) Suitable for the majority of patients including children over 5 years of age and pregnant women

Related information

More information about allergies: http://www.allergyuk.org/home/home