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

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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Monday 17th October 2016

Michele Jack

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Everything is provided for you. Quick and easy way for a DIY blood sample. Send it off in envelope provided and quickly receive the result of whether the blood proves positive or negative towards food intolerances. Helpful phone call to decide which package to go for to pinpoint which foods or drinks are the culprits.

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Amanda Conroy

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I didn't realise I was intolerant to so many foods/ingredients until I took the York Test. I haven't cut everything out but I do try to avoid some eg cows' milk,yeast, soya etc. I have had about 6 weeks now where I have noticed a big improvement. In my health. I believe the dietary changes have helped a lot thanks to the advice given.

Monday 10th October 2016

Christine Purcell

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The process to identifying my intolerances was very easy and Yorktest staff were all very knowledgable and helpful. I have eliminated all of the foods that were causing problems for me and I have never felt better. It has revolutionised my life. I feel so well, full of energy and positivity. Thank you so much Yorktest.

Tuesday 6th September 2016

Valerie Dabbs

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I started to feel so much better after just two weeks. I lost 2 stone in weight and all my bloating, stomach pains, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn and feeling tired have now gone!

Thursday 11th August 2016

Jennifer Norman

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I took the test because I have skin allergies, I don't know yet if it has made a difference to my skin because so many different things cause irritation it is difficult to know what the actual cause is.

My intolerance was yeast so I changed my diet and feel it has helped me greatly, my digestive system works so much better and I'm much less bloated, not as hungry because my meals are better balanced and I've lost about half a stone in weight.

I will continue with my eating plan, I do feel much healthier now.

Thursday 11th August 2016

Caroline Brennan

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A very easy first step process and results and call back from York team very impressive service.

Thursday 28th July 2016

Anita Pinjani

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Very good test as it diagnosed lots of sensitivities. Stopping those foods is helping me with my IBS.

Friday 22nd July 2016

Fiona Raissig

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I received the package swiftly , very easy to use and the results were comprehensive and easy to understand.

I have since cut out the food of which I am intolerant and have found that I am feeling much much better and have lost weight.

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Donna Craven

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After trying many things including Lanzapracole/Buscopan and visiting my doctor and the hospital for further tests many times for painful stomach upsets for the last five years, I came across the York test and have to say its been wonderful.

I now know what i can eat without being absolutely crippled.My eating habits have changed but not dramatically,it made me aware of what was causing the problem.I cant praise the test enough!

Monday 4th July 2016

Victoria Johnston

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Brilliant would recommend people getting this done ,I suffered with bloating, indigestion, constantly at the toilet, unwell and lethargic. Food test came back wheat, dairy, yeast, cranberry, eggs.

Since cutting these items out I feel much better, no bloating, more energy, sleeping better.

Thursday 16th June 2016

Susan Miller-Fisher

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Brilliant test got results back very quickly. Staff very helpful.

Highly recommended.

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Aoife Bennett

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Having felt terrible on and off for years, always being tired, it was brilliant to finally get to the bottom of the issue. I had been fobbed off by various doctors and specialists and found this extremely frustrating.

The team at York Test were extremely helpful and I would recommend you use them if you have explored all other conventional avenues and want a clear result.

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Valerie Knott

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After being diagnosed with IBS and struggling with work from it, I took the First Step Test, resulting as positive for intolerances. I took the next step and found what I was intolerant too and had a brilliant consultation with a nutritional therapist.

I can honestly say it is the best money I have spent. I have had only a couple of episodes due to my own over confidence.

I highly recommend this if you need to move on with your life and not live around a toilet and your doctors are rubbish.

Thursday 17th March 2016

Philip Danby

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I was very satisfied with the testing procedure - easy to understand and do. The results came back on time.

Very good.

Saturday 30th January 2016

Carey Middleton

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After many years of IBS symptoms - bloating, constipation, etc - and not really getting anywhere with my GP, I decided to try the York Test.

It was well worth it

My profile came back with several intolerances of pretty major food groups and I was at first worried about how I'd cope. The nutritionists were very helpful and gave sound advice on the way to approach dealing with my particular intolerances.

Since cutting out these foods I have been much better - no bloating or cramps (other than when I ordered an old/me meal one day and paid for it with severe cramps within 40-50 minutes!)

Well worth the money for establishing potential problem foods and I was very glad I took the plunge.

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Julie Jones

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I was very pleased with the help I received when I did my test, everyone that I spoke to were very professional but friendly and helpful. I received good advice and help all through the process.

Sunday 17th January 2016

Susan Wilson

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It has been six months now since I took my first step test and with the excellent help of Angela your nutritionist my life and health has changed dramatically. My test showed I am intolerant to cows milk. With the superb consultation with Angela it was suggested that I have the condition known as Non Celiac Enteropathy and advised me to go dairy and gluten free. As my grandson had recently been diagnosed with Celiac disease and I had suffered with many of his symptoms for years it all made sense. Going dairy and gluten free is not an easy option but as long as I feel the way I do I am happy to continue.

I cannot list all my symptoms, as there were so many, but almost all of them have been eradicated, which has left me losing weight which I have battled with for years.

My body shape has changed so much or people have noticed and my health has improved I can do things now I only ever hoped of doing.

My only regret is that I wish I had done the test years ago but better late than never.

Thanks to YorkTest and Angela my life has been turned around and is worth living again.

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Nige Worth

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Easy process to follow. Speedy response and clear help on the phone when needed.

Monday 15th June 2015

abby

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I purchased the allergy testing. All I can say is absolutley brilliant! Great service :-) thank you york testing.

Sunday 14th June 2015

Leila Hudson

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Very easy to use. Testing pack arrived very swiftly. Information was easy to read and the results came swiftly.

Wednesday 27th May 2015

Kathryn Moore

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I have been really impressed with the service I have received. The initial test identified that I did have a food intolerance but there was no pressure to go ahead with the next stage of the process. I did go ahead and received a really useful list of foods that are 'red', 'amber' and 'green' to help me understand what to avoid.

My hands are much better since following the advice and I hope that they will soon be back to normal.

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Ann Rogers

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Excellent delivery, very easy instructions, was kept informed every step of the way. I have changed my eating habits to gluten free food.

I feel so much better in myself since i have taken out the foods that i am intolerant to.

Would recommend that everyone should do the test as it does help, especially if you are suffering from loads of different conditions. Mine for example were bloating,headaches fatigue etc.

Friday 8th May 2015

Jake Allison

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I was apprehensive regarding the usefulness and validity of the services offered by York Test. However after completing the IBS Diet Programme Test, i can confirm that i am very very delighted and relieved, by putting into practice the results and suggested remedies of the test, and experiencing instant relief from my problems.

Tuesday 28th April 2015

Deborah Richards

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I paid for the test because I was having problems with my memory and my blood pressure was higher than it should have been. The blood test took a while to arrive but proved easy to do. I waited in trepidation for the result as I was convinced that my homocysteine levels must be high and that I was going to get Alzheimer's. I had been to my GP and had the standard memory test and she said I didn't have Alzheimers, I had stress from work, but I didn't believe her. The result of the blood test came back within about two weeks and it was good! I was stunned. The report said to continue doing whatever I was already doing - which is a cheap multivitamin supplement of 100% RDA on all vitamins and iron and oily fish a couple of times a week. I was very relieved and glad I'd paid for the test.

Saturday 25th April 2015

Stephanie Summerton

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Easy to perform and very clear instructions. Results were fast and the service from York Test was excellent

Friday 17th April 2015

Gwyneth Marilyn Edwards

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I wonder how long it would have taken the NHS to discover my yeast intolerance?!My condition began to improve straight away.I am 90% free from the irritating rash.I have made mistakes along the way but am getting there.The follow up nutritionist Sandra, was very helpful and caring.I showed my test result sheets to a doctor colleague who was very impressed.Money well spent.Thank you so much for your help.

Monday 13th April 2015

JAYNE OCONNOR

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I am so pleased that I took the test as my health has improved so much now I know what foods to avoid.

Friday 3rd April 2015

Eileen Johnson

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Prompt efficient service. Easy to use. Liked the 'personal' phone call to establish what the next steps might be and also to help with clarification.

Wednesday 31st December 2014

marion cager

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Tuesday 16th December 2014

james moss

Hi York test, I was quite sceptical in doing this test in the first instance. But after finding out I was intolerant to Tree Nuts, Soya & some seeds and cutting these out of my diet I have had a massive improvement in my overall health. I suffer from Chrons disease and have been suffering with severe joint pain, where I have been visiting a gastro and rheumatologist for 2years at the NHS with still no conclusion or positive treatment. By removing certain foods this has certainly given me more energy and the pains have all but gone at the moment after approx. 8weeks Thanks James

Friday 28th November 2014

Andy Ward

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After having many symptoms for a long time and going backwards and forwards to my GP to be told "there's nothing wrong with you, take these tablets for 28 days". I have finally found the reason i was feeling unwell which is very good for your own mind. After changing my diet my symptoms had all but disappeared in the first 10 days and changing your diet is not as daunting as you may think.

Friday 28th November 2014

Susannah

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I suspected I had issues and was confirmed through the York test with some other food culprits which surprised me. I adapt my diet instantly and the follow up nutritional discussion was very helpful to maintain this change. Results after a week and I've lost weight, no bloating, I've realised other things I put down to looking after my three children or just getting older actually down to diet as an overall major improvement in my physical and therefore mental wellbeing. I would thoroughly recommend the test.

Friday 28th November 2014

Helen

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Fast, efficency with telephone support throughout the process. High recommended!

Friday 14th November 2014

Natalia Bate

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test itself is easy to use; you get results quite quickly; you do pay a premium for quick results but it is worth doing it. Since I have done the test - I now know what foods to avoid and now fitter, healthier and happier. No need now for any diets, just eat the right food and exercise. I am very pleased that I used the test and it has changed me completely.

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Lydia Walton

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I was really pleased to find out that my problems have been caused by food intolerances. I now can't wait to find out what I am reacting to as I have bought the FoodScan.

Monday 30th November -0001

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My daughter howled at the cost saying she wasn't worth it, but the difference to her life is incredible. The endless lassitude, 'brain fog', irritability, glumness - all gone, not quite in a trice, but noticeably within 3 days of excluding the six foodstuffs. She came home one evening saying I still have so much energy, is this how normal people feel, what do I do with all of it? We are now extremely good at producing non wheat, gluten/egg/yeast/beef and dairy free foods, and the free-from ranges in the supermarkets increase monthly making life much easier in that respect.

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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

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

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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  • Food Intolerance Definition

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