AllergyCheck

£349.00 £174.50

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
  • On-site laboratory analysed results
  • Named Food Intolerance Testing Company of the Year 2018 and 2019

Not sure if you have a food allergy or food intolerance? Test both for only £349

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What's included in the kit?

2 x Sterile Lancets
2 x Sterile Lancets

Yellow lancets gently prick the skin through the click of a button

1 x Collection Container

To collect the small amount of blood

1 x Plaster
1 x Plaster

Seals the tiny pin-prick mark on your finger and keeps it clean

1 x Alcohol-Free Cleansing Wipe
1 x Alcohol-free cleansing wipe sachet

Clears dirt and kills bacteria on the skin

1 x Prepaid Envelope
1 x Customer Details Form

Simply sign the Customer Details Form

1 x Prepaid Envelope
1 x Prepaid Envelope*

Post your sample back to us, fuss-free

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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or call us on +44(0)1904 410 410

Symptoms of food allergies vary from person to person. However, we have listed the most common food allergy symptoms.

  • tingling or itching in the mouth
  • swelling around the mouth, throat, face or tongue
  • respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or wheezing
  • itchy red rash (hives)
  • feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting
  • diarrhoea or abdominal pain

Symptoms can range from mild to severe, however, they can also vary by intensity. For example, you may consume a problematic food and experience tingling in the mouth, but another time the reaction could be more severe.

Symptoms of environmental allergies vary from person to person. However, we have listed the most common environmental and hay fever allergy symptoms:

  • Frequent sneezing
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Itchy eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry ears
  • Coughing

An allergic reaction happens when your body overreacts to a specific substance. Your body then sends out chemicals to defend against it.

It is possible to develop a food allergy to a food that you have eaten for years with no problem. The reason for this is still unknown. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), it is estimated that 2 million people in the UK suffer from a food allergy.

Yes, you can develop an allergy at any given time – seasonal or food related.

Some studies speculate that moving to a new location may trigger environmental allergens, or if you are exposed to allergens when the immune system is weakened, such as pregnancy or illness. This may trigger food allergies. However, it is still unknown exactly why adults suddenly develop allergies.

You are most likely to develop adult-onset allergies in your twenties, thirties and forties, as opposed to later in life.

Under EU legislation, the UK classify 14 major food allergens. These listed allergens must be declared on all pre-packaged food in the UK:

  • Celery
  • Cereals containing gluten
  • Crustaceans
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Lupin
  • Milk
  • Molluscs
  • Mustard
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soya
  • Sulphur dioxide (sometimes known as sulphites)

It’s common to believe that a food allergy and a food intolerance are the same thing, but they take on different processes in the body.

A food allergy can cause a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis. This is when released chemicals act on the blood vessels to cause swelling. Food allergies normally appear instantly and up to two hours after consumption.

A food intolerance, on the other hand, may take up to three days to show any symptoms, making it problematic to identify the cause. A food intolerance is not life-threatening but can cause distressing symptoms, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines and headaches, skin issues, tiredness and joint pain.

Suspect you may have a food intolerance instead of a food allergy? Not to worry. We were named Food Intolerance Testing Company of the Year 2018 and 2019 and we specialise in home-to-lab tests. You can find our award-winning food intolerance programmes here.

For more information on the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance, click here.

 

 

 

 

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.

† An AllergyCheck negative result does not mean that you are not allergic to the particular food or environmental factor. Potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions of varying severity can still occur on exposure to allergens even if you obtain a negative result from the test. YorkTest do not claim to treat or cure symptoms and recommend that you discuss any medical concerns you have with a GP before undertaking a YorkTest test or programme.