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Allergy Check

Allergy Check


Our AllergyCheck tests your allergy (IgE) reactions to 10 different food allergies and 15 different environmental allergies and provides you with clear results.

  • Identify your food allergies and environmental allergies
  • Clear test results for allergies to 10 foods and 15 environmental allergens†
  • Convenient home to laboratory food allergy and environmental allergy test

Our food allergy testing programme

Do you experience reactions to foods and think they might be caused by an allergy? Do you experience hay fever type symptoms, the cause of which is unknown to you?

Allergies can be difficult to pinpoint and it’s almost impossible to deal with an allergy without identifying precisely what is causing the problem.

The YorkTest AllergyCheck is a fast and reliable home-to-laboratory allergy testing service. It can pinpoint what you are reacting to, identifying your specific allergic reactions and enabling you to take control.

What foods are tested in the AllergyCheck test?

The YorkTest AllergyCheck tests for reactions to the following foods:

  • Egg white
  • Cow’s milk
  • Cod
  • Wheat
  • Peanut
  • Soy
  • Celery
  • Almond
  • Walnut
  • Hazelnut

What environmental allergens are tested in the AllergyCheck?

The YorkTest AllergyCheck tests for reactions to the following common environmental allergens:

  • Common Ragweed
  • Mugwort
  • Timothy Grass
  • Grass Mix (Sweet Vernal Grass / Orchard Green / Perennial Rye Grass / Kentucky Blue Grass)
  • Rye
  • Silver Birch
  • Ficus/Latex Mix
  • Cat Dander
  • Dog Dander
  • House Dust Mites (D. farinae / D. pteronyssinus)

How are your test results presented?

Your allergy test results are presented as a detailed chart that can be handed to your GP or Healthcare Practitioner. To see example results, please click here. The test results are presented in an easy to understand format, indicating the strength of your reactions on a scale of 1-5.

How are your allergies determined?

The AllergyCheck test kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your sample in the pre-paid envelope provided (UK only) to our York laboratory for expert analysis. Your confidential results and additional support material will be posted to you within 10 days.

Note that if you have not been exposed to a particular food or environmental allergen prior to taking the test and/or you are not displaying symptoms, your antibody levels may not be raised, and your result may be negative (no reaction).

If you know that you have a bad reaction to a particular food, then do not attempt to eat that food.

Do not take this test if you are:

  • Under the age of 4
  • Suffering from a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
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