Key Benefits

  • Simple ‘positive or negative’ indicator of food intolerance*
  • Convenient home to laboratory testing service with FREE DELIVERY & FREE RETURN DELIVERY
  • If positive, the price is deducted from the cost of your Complete YorkTest Programme
Introductory Test

FirstStep Test

The FirstStep Test is a simple and convenient home to laboratory test. The test will give you a clear 'positive or negative' indicator of food intolerance*. If you have a positive result you may then choose to purchase one of our full programmes to investigate your individual problem foods under our expert guidance.

  • Expert laboratory testing and analysis
  • Convenient home to laboratory testing service
  • Free return post to our laboratory

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£14.99

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

stephanie roberts

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easy enough to use and post out and good communication when it was received the other end

Thursday 29th December 2016

vivienne westfield

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excellent, so easy to understand and send the blood sample off. had a phone within a week explaining the next step as my sample showed that I had some food intolerances

Wednesday 14th December 2016

JEREMY CRIDLAN

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My problem was quickly and efficiently identified

Sunday 11th December 2016

Alan Huw Williams

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The First Step which was at a reasonable cost confirmed that I had an intolerance to certain foods. Following the actual,in depth blood test I was advised that I was intolerant to Yeast and marginally intolerant to Soya and Corn/Maize. I cut these foods out totally and reduced my sugar consumption and improvements were immediately apparent. It certainly isn't an easy option to cut out foods that you like butbit is worth it.

Monday 5th December 2016

Mandy Welsby

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Very helpful. Detailed and the follow on meeting with the Dietitian was very informative

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Estelle Morrison

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This was great! Very helpful, clear and concise. Enjoyed the experience from top to bottom.

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Jayne Deakin

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Simple, easy to use. Quick results.

Tuesday 25th October 2016

Lesley Bennett

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From the start everybody was very understanding and helpful. The blood test kit was great and the instruction's very easy to follow.

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Margaret Harris

I am feeling much better since eliminating milk and dairy products from my diet and I had no idea that it was milk that was the cause of my symptoms. I would recommend the test so that you can identify the foods that are making you feel unwell.

Monday 17th October 2016

Anna Sierczynska

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About the FirstStep Test

As individuals, our reactions to foods and drinks vary a great deal. An ingredient which may cause problems for one person could be completely acceptable for another. At YorkTest, we like to refer to this as our ‘food fingerprint’.

Understanding your own personal food and drink intolerances, and the effects they could have on your health and wellbeing, is important to ensuring you make the best possible choices for your diet.

The YorkTest FirstStep is ideal for discovering whether food-specific IgG antibody reactions are present in your blood before progressing to one of our complete YorkTest programmes. Learn more

Steph's Results Video (2mins 58secs)

 

 

Why Choose the FirstStep Test?

  • The test is a pre-screen for IgG antibody reactions to foods
  • If positive, progress to either the comprehensive FoodScan, Food&DrinkScan, Ideal Weight Programme or IBS Diet Programme
  • Easy to use, finger prick blood test which can be taken in the comfort of your home
  • Laboratory analysed results
  • Customer care support and advice
  • Convenient mail order postal service; no need to visit our laboratory

What to Expect from the FirstStep Test Video (1min 32secs)

 

 

The YorkTest FirstStep kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample (2 – 3 drops) in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your sample in the pre-paid envelope provided (UK only) to our York laboratories for expert analysis. Your confidential results are then posted to you within ten days.

If you get a positive result* you will be able to progress on to one of our tailored complete programmes. Our complete programmes are supported by essential guidance and advice from our BANT** registered Nutritional Therapists to enable you to eliminate your trigger foods and optimise your diet.

If you get a negative result then you do not have food-specific IgG reactions present. Our Customer Care Team will talk you through other testing options available to you.

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  • Suffering from a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV
  • Under 2 years old
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

N.B. Raised levels of food-specific IgG antibodies within your blood indicate that an IgG antibody reaction to a particular food or foods has occurred. If you have already taken the decision to eliminate a particular food or foods from your diet they may not show up as a reaction on your results. If you know of foods that trigger your symptoms then do not start eating them; we do not encourage you to eat a food or foods which you already know are a problem to you.

**British Association of Nutritional Therapists

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    YorkTest Laboratories have over 30 years' experience of laboratory diagnostic testing and are Europe’s leading provider of food and drink specific IgG antibody testing programmes.

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