Allergy & Food Intolerance Test
GetTested’s Allergy & Food Intolerance Test is suitable for you who want to test yourself for both a possible allergy or food intolerance as it can be difficult to distinguish its symptoms and different types of reactions. The test includes two different tests on a total of 78 different substances where v in addition to analyzing different foods also looks for a possible allergy to mold, dog, cat, horse, mites and more.
The test is a so-called capillary blood test that analyzes whether you have IgE or IgG4 antibodies to any of the 78 substances included. You take the test easily at home and everything you need to be able to complete the test is sent home in a test kit.
At-home test without need for a doctor’s visit
Clinically approved test that is analyzed by an ISO 13485 certified lab
Comprehensive result report in English
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Items measured in the Allergy test (IgE):
- Birch (pollen)
- Hazelnut (pollen)
- Olive (pollen)
- Cypress (pollen)
- Ash (pollen)
- Timothy grass (pollen)
- Rye (pollen)
- Bermuda grass (pollen)
- Bahia grass (pollen)
- Wormwood Ambrosia (pollen)
- Mugwort (pollen)
- Ribwort Plantain (pollen)
- Dust mites
- Egg white
- Cow’s milk
- Meat (pork, beef, chicken, lamb)
Items measured in the Food intolerance test (IgG4):
- Green peas
- Green beans
- Egg white
- Goat milk
- Sheep’s milk
IgE vs IgG; allergy vs food intolerance
This test measures IgE antibodies for allergy and IgG4 antibodies for food intolerance. Allergy is an immune system reaction, and food intolerance is a gastrointestinal reaction. This means that you can be allergic to a food item, without having a food intolerance reaction or vice versa.
Allergic reactions often occur immediately and can manifest as milder symptoms such as runny nose, but can also become severe and life-threatening reactions. Food intolerances, on the other hand, can take hours to days before they show any symptoms and the symptoms can be very diffuse, such as fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, headaches, gastrointestinal problems and more.
The food intolerance test is performed via a method called ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), which is an analytical technique designed to detect and quantify soluble substances such as peptides, proteins, antibodies and hormones. In this method, the antigen itself (the target macromolecule) is immobilized on a solid surface (microplate) and then complexed with an antibody that is linked to a reporter enzyme. Detection is accomplished by measuring the activity of the reporter enzyme via incubation with a suitable substrate to produce a measurable product. The most crucial element of an ELISA is a very specific antibody-antigen interaction.
InstructionsThe test is collected at home by yourself through a so-called capillary blood test. Capillary blood is obtained by pricking a finger and the blood is collected into a tube or a paper that is sent to our ISO certified lab for analysis with a unique test-ID. You will receive your result digitally as soon as the lab has analyzed your sample.
1. Order your test Order your test and pay by card (Visa, AMEX or Mastercard).
2. Your test kit is sent to your home After you placed your order, we send your a test kit with instructions. You will also receive an enclosed envelope to return the test to the lab, preferably Monday or Tuesday.
3. Perform the test according to the instructions in the test kit and on the web Our support team will help you if you have any questions during the process or after receiveing your result.
4. Submit the test kit and wait for the results and answers Submit your test kit to our ISO certified lab in the enclosed envelope. You will normally receive an answer within 10-15 working days.