Immunology and Food Intolerance Profiles Testing
Food intolerance (also known as food sensitivities) can occur at any age, triggering a wide range of symptoms, food intolerance is different to food allergy.
In food intolerance, the reactions can take up to 72h after eating to occur, multiple foods can be involved, any organ system can be affected, it is very common, difficult to self-diagnose and symptoms can clear after avoidance (3-6 months). Whereas in food allergy, the reactions are immediate (2 hours or less), towards 1 or 2 foods only, primarily skin, airways and digestive system are affected, it is caused by raised IgE antibody and it is lifelong.
Symptoms of food intolerance include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Aches and Pains
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Ear Infections
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Fluid Retention
- A migraine
- Stomach Cramps
- Weight loss/Weight Gain
Food intolerance is caused by increasing blood levels of IgG4 antibodies in reaction to specific foods. The following profiles investigates IgG antibody reactions to a wide range of different foods according to your needs and lifestyle. A food intolerance reaction patient guide will be provided with each test result.
Immunology and Food Intolerance Profiles Tests