Key Benefits

  • Money Back Promise -  if no reactions are identified YorkTest will refund you £304  (available when you purchase the complete programme at the RRP)
  • Expert testing of IgG antibody reactions to 158 foods and drinks
  • Simple finger prick blood test taken in the comfort of your own home
  • Convenient mail order testing kit – no need to visit our laboratory
  • Personalised list of low FODMAP foods tailored to you
  • 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists
  • Comprehensive Guidebook and 12 week food and drink diary
Full Test Programmes

IBS Diet Programme

Suffering from digestive distress? The IBS Diet Programme analyses your reactions to 158 foods and drinks, providing you with a personalised Low FODMAP plan and nutritional support to help you replace your trigger foods and optimise your diet.

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

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£319.00

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Philippa Goodwin

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Ok, so £300 - it's a lot of money right? That's what you must be thinking if you're reading these reviews, is it worth it? Will it work? Is it a scam? What if someone told you that for £300 you could get the old you back? The you that could eat a meal and not feel like you wanted to die after it?

This test is by far the best £300 that I have EVER spent! I did a lot of research and thought lets just go for it, if you don't try , you don't know! I had been having IBS symptoms for about 2-3 years, every single day was a struggle! I wouldn't eat before I went out just incase I needed the loo as it was such an urgency when it came! This led to me not going out unless I had to, not trying new things and eventually developing severe anxiety! My life was ruined, I was depressed, anxious and lonely as I isolated myself from everyone!

My results came back that I couldn't have Yeast, Egg, Gluten or Dairy ... My first thought was what on earth do I eat? My whole world crashed down, I couldn't have chocolate, I couldn't have bread, I can't have CAKE! I thought how can I possibly do this? But I did, I cut it out and WOW, the old me is back!!! I'm now 8 weeks into my plan, I'm 1 stone lighter, 1 million times happier and IBS free! Since being so strict on my diet for the first 4 weeks I was then able to have an ice cream without it affecting me! This felt and tasted amazing! YorkTest has literally given me my life back and I'm so grateful for the service that they have provided! Thank you so much!

For anyone who thinks that this is a "made up" review because it's so positive, please follow my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/philippa_jane_g/ and see how I've changed my diet and got my life back!

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Gail Standring

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After several years of nausea and sickness after eating and being unable to find a reason for it I took a York Laboratories blood test and found that I had an intolerance to animal milk.

I have been on a dairy free diet for 6 weeks now and my symptoms have disappeared. I am so grateful for the help and advice that I was given and for the structured diet plan included with the package I was sent. This will now be my diet for life.

Thursday 15th October 2015

Tina Scriven

All so easy to do with the first step sent by post. Then result was in within 2 weeks, phone call then arranged which was amazingly helpful with my intolerants, brilliant clear advice which I have taken and feeling so much better, and lost half a stone so far!

Now not bloated which obviously feels so good. Thank you

Friday 2nd October 2015

Sharon Sawyers

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This test has revolutionised my life and after feeling like I was grinding to a halt I am now virtually symptom free. The YorkTest staff were fantastic in guiding on the appropriate test. I'd recommend this to anyone who thinks they may have food intolerances and are prepared to make diet changes to improve their symptoms.

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

amy raphael

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Wednesday 12th August 2015

Janet Higgins

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My results showed an intolerance to sunflower seeds, lentils and kidney beans & cows milk, I must admit to being dubious of the results, but having done a thorough elimination diet, the York Test results were absolutely spot on. My intolerance to kidney beans also encompasses pinto, black, butter, navy, aduki beans after the elimination diet (which were not tested) no idea why but I presume it is a similar allergen in them but I am okay with borlotti, cannellini & chickpeas. My symptoms after eating the above foods was swollen, puffy, irritated and gritty eyes, congested nose and serious bloating up to 10 inches round my tummy. The eye problem would last for a number of days which was very unpleasant.

The intolerance test also resolved another problem, coming out of the shower my eyes would have the symptoms above, I tried 3 different ranges of shampoos and conditioners from the same manufacturer, but my eyes were as bad with all three. I checked through the ingredient list of all 6 products to see if there was a common ingredient which was guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (made from the cluster bean) I can only presume my body reacted as if I had eaten one of the beans I am intolerant to. I swopped to shampoo and conditioner without this ingredient and my eyes are now fine coming out of the shower.

Friday 24th July 2015

Jennifer Howe

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I was told I was intolerant to 3 foods I didn't know about but the most important thing I did was talk to the nutritionist. When I told her my symptoms she suggested I have a histamine intolerance as well. When I took this into consideration with the other intolerances I feel better now than I have felt for 5 years.

A fantastic result and well worth the money!

Tuesday 21st July 2015

Emily Taylor

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Somebody I know recommended the York Test after I could no longer go on with my health the way it was. For years I had been told that I had IBS and I had constantly struggled with my stomach no matter how hard I tried, nothing seemed to work!

I am so so glad that I discovered the York Test, I found out that I had an egg intolerance and so eliminated eggs from my diet and saw instant results! Within a week I was feeling so much better and now two months down the line, my stomach is fine

I have even lost weight and people are telling me how well I look! The process is so simple and straight forward and has truly rescued me from not being able to live a normal day to day life with terrible digestive problems to helping me get my health back on track.

The York Test is a no fuss quick and easy way to help you feel better, for me things like FODMAP are great if you have the time to play the guessing game but quite simply I didn't!!

Do it, you won't regret it!

Friday 10th July 2015

Gillian Ann Parsons

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This has been life changing for me. Having excluded the foods that I have an intolerance to within days I was feeling so much better.

More energy no joint pain. It's extraordinary!

Saturday 20th June 2015

Sandra Freeman

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After years without success of trying to eliminate the foods that make me feel unwell i decided to try YorkTest. Im so glad that I did as I would never have found all the foods i react to without it - Cows Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Gluten, Wheat, Yeast, Coconut, Plaice/Sole, Lentils, Soya Bean and Brazils! There were also another six borderline foods!

It was initially very daunting, but the Nutritional Therapist consultation was really helpful and i am now focusing on the foods I can have, rather than those that I can't.

My GP has also been supportive and I have been tested for Coeliac (glad to say this was negative). I had to eat gluten products for a few weeks for that blood test, but have seen improvements every day since i eliminated it from my diet again.

Im feeling so much better and my energy levels are increasing, and I'm feeling very positive about the future.

Thursday 14th May 2015

Sarah Weston

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After i took the first test & spoke to someone on the phone about my symptoms, they suggested i take the IBS test which i did. It came up that i had intolerances to Wheat, Egg, Cow's Milk, Gluten, Almond, so i had a lot of the basic foods that i needed to cut out for the 12 week period. I thought i would really struggle as there seems to be wheat in a lot of things, but i actually found it ok. I wish more shops had larger selections of diary/gluten/wheat free & wasn't so expensive! £3 for a loaf of bread is pretty outrageous! but i've kept it up & i feel better in myself.

I thought i would lose loads of weight (not that i did this for weight loss), but the weight is slowly coming off, around half a pound a week.

More importantly I've noticed my tummy isn't so bloated & for the first time in years my bowels are moving on a daily basis! This is something that i struggled with as i was only going to the loo twice a week & always taking 'over the counter' medication as i was so constipated.

I feel better & i've decided to keep it up after my 12 weeks. YorkTest Labs were informative from the word go & the added bonus of a 30 min discussion with a Nutritionist was so helpful. I even mailed her once with a question a couple of weeks later & she kindly answered.

I would highly recommend using YorkTest Laboratories.

Thursday 26th March 2015

Charlotte Parker

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After suffering with IBS for 6 years and having little relief from changing my diet, the york test has completely changed my life! Although the test is costly it is totally worth it and the appointment with the nutritionist is really helpful and sets you up for your change in diet.

Thank you so much!!

Monday 22nd December 2014

Rebecca Saunders

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Changed my life.

I was diagnosed in 2013 as having multi type IBS. The doctors advised me to start keeping a food diary and I would soon work out what my trigger foods were! After months of keeping a food diary everything seemed to a trigger food. a friend recommended the York Test - the whole process of fast and the staff were friendly and so helpful. The results were a shock to start with because I had 9 intolerances which were classed as Red trigger foods. 3 months in and my stomach acts 9 out of 10 days as a stomach should!

Anyone suffering from stomach problems I would highly recommend the York Test!

About Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the IBS Diet Programme

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastro intestinal disorder which affects 1 in 6 people and can develop at any age. The physical effects can vary from discomfort to severe pain with suffers typically experiencing bloating, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and cramps, all of which impact negatively on quality of life and can be embarrassing and distressing.

Please note: If you are concerned about any symptoms you are experiencing, you should always visit your GP to rule out any serious underlying medical condition.

The YorkTest IBS diet programme has been specifically developed to test for IgG reactions to 158 different food and drink ingredients. View the full list:

Food and drink ingredients we test for

Key
  • Food&DrinkScan, IBS Diet Programme, Ideal Weight Programme
  • FoodScan
  • Acai Berry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Chamomile Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Coffee Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Dandelion Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Burdock Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Elderberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Elderflower Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Ginseng (Korean) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Ginseng (Siberian) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Chardonnay) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Chenin Blanc) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Concord) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Malbec) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Merlot) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Pinot Gris/Grigio) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Pinot Noir) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Red Zinfandel) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (White Zinfandel) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Riesling) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Sauvignon Blanc) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Shiraz) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Green Tea Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Guarana Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Hibiscus Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Nettle Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Rooibos (Redbush tea) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Rosehip Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Tea Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Crab Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cod Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Haddock Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Herring Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lobster Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Oyster Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mackerel Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mussel Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Prawn Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Plaice Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Salmon Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Scallop Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Shrimp Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sole Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Trout Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Tuna Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Apple Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Apricot Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Avocado Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Banana Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Bilberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Blackberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Blackcurrant Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Blueberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Boysenberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Cherry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Coconut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cranberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cucumber Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Grape Tests for Food
  • Grapefruit Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Kiwi Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lemon Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lime Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lychee Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mango Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Melon mix (Watermelon, Honeydew and Cantaloupe) Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mulberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Olive Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Orange Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Papaya Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peach Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pear Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pineapple Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pomegranate Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Plum Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Prune Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Raspberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Strawberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Tomato Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Barley Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Corn (Maize) Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Gluten (Gliadin)* Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Hops Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Malt Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Millet Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Oat Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Rice Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Rye Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Wheat Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Anise Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Basil Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Buckwheat Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Chilli Pepper Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cinnamon Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Clove Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Coriander Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cumin Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Dill Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Ginger Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Juniper Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Nutmeg Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mint Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mustard Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Paprika Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Parsley Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peppercorn Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sage Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Thyme Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Vanilla Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Beef Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Chicken Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Duck Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lamb Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pork Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Turkey Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Almond Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Brazil Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cashew Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Hazelnut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peanut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sesame Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sunflower Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Walnut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Asparagus Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Aubergine Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Beetroot Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Broccoli Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Brussels Sprouts Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Carrot Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Celery Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cabbage Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cauliflower Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Garlic Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Haricot Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Kidney Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lentils Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lettuce Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mushroom Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Onion Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pea Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peppers (Capsicum) Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Potato Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Rhubarb Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Soya Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Spinach Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • String Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Agave Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Carob Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cocoa Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cola Nut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cow's Milk Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Egg White Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Egg Yolk Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Hemp Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Oak Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Sugar Cane Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Yeast Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food

With your individual results discovered, you will receive a personalised list of low FODMAP foods, taking into account your personal food fingerprint.  In addition, a telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists will provide you with all the support and guidance needed to optimise your diet and improve your health and wellbeing.  


The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme 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 working days.

*British Association of Nutritional Therapists

What is FODMAP?

FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccarides and Polyols.
These are certain types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. When they pass into the large intestine bacteria ferment them.  The combination of bacteria and FODMAP foods in the large intestine produces large amounts of gas which results in bloating, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation, all classic symptoms of IBS.  

Following a low FODMAP diet has been shown to be effective in treating IBS symptoms for approximately 70% of people who implement it.**

The low FODMAP diet originated in Australia in 1991 and was developed by the research team at the Monash University Department of Gastroenterology in Melbourne.  They found that limiting dietary FODMAPs is an effective treatment for people with IBS symptoms. Recently it has been successfully launched in the UK and is used by the NHS.

**Gibson P and Shepherd S, 2010: Evidence-based dietary management of functional gastrointestinal symptoms: The FODMAP approach. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25, 252 B. Click here to read the full scientific paper.

 

  

Why choose the IBS Diet Programme?

Dr Hilary Jones, TV Doctor comments;

“The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme could offer a lifeline to Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers who have either struggled to find a solution or who would like to try to reduce or avoid medication.  The low ‘FODMAP’ diet is gaining increasing interest and is being used by NHS dieticians to help IBS sufferers.  The FODMAP diet does not, however, take into account an individual’s food intolerances. By combining FODMAP advice alongside their comprehensive food and drink intolerance programme YorkTest are now able to provide a tailored solution which may hold the answer for those seeking a dietary solution for their IBS symptoms.”

 

What to Expect from the IBS Diet Programme

The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme 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 and additional support material will be posted to you within 10 days.

When you have received your results and are ready, you can contact us to book your appointment with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists. This half hour session will provide you with support and knowledge to assist you in your new diet, ensuring you are confident in the changes you can make to improve your health and wellbeing.

You will also recieve a personalised list of low FODMAP foods based on your individual results and a 12 week food and drink diary to help you track your progress.

*British Association of Nutritional Therapists

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

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 a reaction on your results.  If you know of foods that cause you to feel unwell, 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.

IBS Diet Programme does not provide information about coeliac disease, enzyme deficiencies such as lactose and alcohol intolerance, IgE-mediated allergies, histamine sensitivity or other chemical sensitivities such as reactions to sulphites, tannins or tyramine.  The IBS Diet Programme is only recommended for people who have food and/or drink intolerance symptoms and IBS symptoms.

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