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Intolerance Tests

If you are suffering from food allergies, substance allergies or if you suspect that your body is intolerant of certain foods, there are a wide range of tests available. The tests work by checking for antibodies that signify a reaction to specific substances.

Immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgM)

*** Please note – all tests for IgE antibodies as shown below are also available for IgG and IgM antibodies. We will confirm the antibody type when you contact us.

An immunoglobulin test measures the level of certain immunoglobulins, or antibodies, in the blood. Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight antigens, such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.

The three subclasses of antibodies are:

  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the most abundant type of antibody, is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections.
  • Immunoglobulin M (IgM), which is found mainly in the blood and lymph fluid, is the first antibody to be made by the body to fight a new infection.
  • Immunoglobulin E (IgE), which is associated mainly with allergic reactions (when the immune system overreacts to environmental antigens such as pollen or pet dander). It is found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.

IgA, IgG, and IgM are often measured together. That way, they can give doctors important information about immune system functioning, especially relating to infection or autoimmune disease.


In certain cases, immunological over-reaction can lead to anaphylaxis – a severe allergic reaction to food, medication, venom and various substances.

Common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts), sesame, fish, shellfish, dairy products and eggs.

Non-food causes include wasp or bee stings, natural latex (rubber), penicillin or any other drug or injection.
Some symptoms that can be caused through an allergic reaction:

  • Itching or flushing of the skin
  • Hives anywhere on the body
  • Swelling of throat and mouth
  • Difficulty in swallowing or speaking
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Heartburn
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Water retention
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable bowel Syndrome
  • Food cravings
  • Water retention

The tests we offer screen for antibodies in your blood and should allow you to discover or rule out the possible cause for your condition.

Intolerance Tests Available

Almond IgEALM1-2 Days£29.00
Alternaria tenuis IgEALTT1-2 Days£29.00
Anise IgEANI1-2 Days£29.00
Anti CCP AntibodiesCCP1-2 Days£49.00A CCP antibody test is used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis
Antiphospholipid AntibodyAPA3 Days£145.00Antiphospholipid antibody testing is used to help determine the cause of: Inappropriate blood clot formation (unexplained thrombotic episode, excessive clotting) Recurrent miscarriage. Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
Apple IgEAPPL1-2 Days£29.00
Apricot IgEAPR1-2 Days£29.00
Asparagus IgEASPA1-2 Days£29.00
Aspergillus fumigatus IgEASP1-2 Days£29.00
Auto-Antibody Profile 2AUT23 Days£205.00A profile to test for common autoantibodies to help diagnose autoimmune disorders. Includes tests for adrenal, gonadal, islet cell, gastric parietal cell and thyroid peroxidase antibodies
Avocado IgEAVO1-2 Days£29.00
Baker’s Yeast IgEBAY1-2 Days£29.00
Banana IgEBAN1-2 Days£29.00
Barley IgEBARL1-2 Days£29.00
Basil IgEBASI1-2 Days£29.00
Bay Leaf IgEBAYL1-2 Days£29.00
Beech Tree IgEBET1-2 Days£29.00
Beef IgEBEE1-2 Days£29.00
Bilharzia AntibodySCHA1-2 Days£89.00Bilharzia, also know as Schistosomiasis, is an infection caused by a fresh water parasitic worm found in subtropical and tropical regions. This blood test is for those who have been away travelling and want to check if they have been infected
Black Pepper IgEBLP1-2 Days£29.00
Blue Mussel IgEBMU1-2 Days£29.00
Blueberry IgEBLU1-2 Days£29.00
Boiled Milk IgEBOI1-2 Days£29.00
Brazil Nut IgEBRA1-2 Days£29.00
Breast C Antigen CA15-3CA151-2 Days£29.00
Brewer’s Yeast IgEBRY1-2 Days£29.00
Broccoli IgEBROC1-2 Days£29.00
Brussel sprout IgEBRSG1-2 Days£29.00
Buckwheat IgEBUCK1-2 Days£29.00
Budgie Feather IgEBFE1-2 Days£29.00
Cabbage IgECAB1-2 Days£29.00
Cacao IgECACA1-2 Days£29.00
Candida albicans IgECANE1-2 Days£29.00
Carcino Embryonic AntigenCEA1-2 Days£29.00
Carrot IgECARR1-2 Days£29.00
Casein IgECASE1-2 Days£29.00
Cashew nut IgECASH1-2 Days£29.00
Cat epithelium and dander IgECAT1-2 Days£29.00
Cauliflower IgECAU1-2 Days£29.00
Cayenne Pepper IgECYP1-2 Days£29.00
Celery IgECEL1-2 Days£29.00
Cheddar Cheese IgECHED1-2 Days£29.00
Cheese mould IgECMO1-2 Days£29.00
Cherry IgECHER1-2 Days£29.00
Chestnut IgECHES1-2 Days£29.00
Chicken Meat IgECHI1-2 Days£29.00
Chickpea IgECHIP1-2 Days£29.00
Chilli Pepper IgECHIL1-2 Days£29.00
Chocolate IgECHOC1-2 Days£29.00
Cinnamon IgECIN1-2 Days£29.00

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