Lorisian Intolerance test SILVER
A blood test for IgG reactions to over 150 foods and drinks, and nutritional therapist support to give you valuable insight into your food intolerances.
155 tests inlcuded
Follow up consultation with a qualified nutritionist
Finger prick blood sample
10 day turnaround
What is a food intolerance?
A food intolerance is an adverse reaction to a food that does not involve the immune system. Reactions can be immediate or delayed up to 20 hours after a food is eaten.
Symptoms of intolerance are sometimes vague and can include a combination of the following: gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and wind, diarrhoea, nausea and indigestion, aggravation of eczema or asthma. Food intolerances can sometimes mimic symptoms of other medical conditions - it is important to get tested to eliminate other problems first.
A food allergy is an exaggerated immune system response to a food protein and the body triggers an allergic reaction. Symptoms can include hives, itching, swelling, vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea. In some cases, it can cause potentially life-threatening symptoms, called anaphylaxis, either by breathing difficulties and/or a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Sometimes food allergy may be less obvious and can be characterised by infantile colic, reflux of stomach contents, eczema, chronic diarrhoea, and failure to thrive. Recent studies have found that up to 40-50 per cent of eczema cases in young children are triggered by food allergy.
Eight foods cause 90 per cent of allergies: milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shell fish, wheat and soy. However, any food can cause an allergic reaction.
How does it work?
We can send you a kit to take the sample at home or in certain cases we can visit you to take the sample. Alternatively you can come to the clinic.
You can send the sample directly to the lab or we will send it for you.
Receive a copy of your test results and discuss them with a qualified nutritionist