About the Food Intolerance Test
Our laboratory measures the concentration of IgE and IgG4* antibodies in your blood. The food intolerance test thus provides you with initial indications that you can easily follow up on. For a final diagnosis, you can discuss possible allergies with your general practitioner.
Which foods are tested for with the Food Intolerance Test?
This cerascreen® Food Intolerance Test & Food Allergy Test measures the concentration of specific IgE antibodies to 26 different foods and the concentration of specific IgG4 antibodies to 38 different foods. The test thus covers the foods that are responsible for a large proportion of food allergies in Europe.
Table: List of foods against which IgE antibodies are measured
|Food group||IgE antibodies tested||IgG4 antibodies tested|
|Meat and eggs
||Beef, pork, chicken, lamb, egg whites
||Pork, beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, egg white, egg yolk
|Fish and seafood||Cod, salmon, shrimp, crab
||Cow’s milk, casein
|Cereals and starchy foods
||Wheat, rice, potato
||Spelt, wheat, rye, oats, rice, potato
|Nuts,legumes and seeds
||Hazelnut, peanut, almond, mustard, soya
||Hazelnut, peanut, almond, soya, walnut, mustard
||Apple, orange, strawberry, kiwi, peach
||Apple, orange, strawberry, kiwi, peach, banana
||Tomato, carrot, celery
||Tomato, carrot, celery, onion
||Gluten, coffee, sesame, pepper (black), baker’s yeast
Food Intolerance Test
- Obtain a blood sample easily from the convenience of your home
- Receive the analysis carried out in a certified medical laboratory
- Find out the presence of specific IgE and IgG4 antibodies in your blood
- Receive recommendations and tips that are easy to implement
- Receive your results within a few days after the sample’s arrival at the lab
Are IgE tests reliable?
With a wide range of food intolerance tests, allergy tests and sensitivity tests available on the market, it can be tricky to navigate information about which test is most helpful for you. These days, you can have skin prick tests, bioresonance hair tests and blood tests – all to find out which foods your body finds problematic, if any.
IgE blood tests like ours are a common method used by doctors and registered private clinics to identify potential allergies, along with skin prick tests and patch tests. Although false positives may emerge from a blood test, these tests still provide useful information on your IgE blood count in reaction to a specific set of foods. Even if an allergy is not identified, sensitisation to certain foods can also be revealed with this method.
An IgE blood test is furthermore often used if other forms of allergy tests are unavailable or unsuitable, due to eczema or risks of anaphylactic shock.
Benefits of the Food Intolerance Test
There are countless different food allergies and food intolerances and almost as many tests to get to the bottom of them. Do you have unanswered discomfort or pain and do not know where to start? Then the cerascreen® Food Reaction Test will offer you a helpful initial orientation.
Food intolerances or allergies can not only be responsible for gastrointestinal complaints. They often manifest themselves through symptoms such as tiredness, skin irritation and a burning sensation in the oral cavity. Without a food intolerance test, it is often difficult to identify the causes of such symptoms in everyday life. Want to gain more insights into the differences between a food allergy and intolerance? Visit our Health Portal for all you need to know about this trending topic.
To take the cerascreen® Food Intolerance Test & Food Allergy Test there is no need for you to visit your general practitioner, drive to a clinic or wait for an appointment. To collect the sample, you will receive detailed, illustrated instructions, and after the analysis, you will be provided with a detailed overview of the concentration of antibodies to certain foods. To identify only certain food allergies, click on the link to learn more about the cerascreen® Food Allergy Test.
Benefit from our expertise: cerascreen® is the market leader in Europe for medical sampling and send-in kits, with eight years of experience in the development and evaluation of tests. We have developed more than 50 approved send-in test kits (medical products), evaluated 250,000 samples and serve 19 countries.
Results report of the Food Intolerance Test
As soon as your sample has been analysed, you will receive your results report via the My cerascreen® app or your user account on our website. You can easily view the report on your smartphone, tablet or computer and read it in printed form, if required.
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