Food Intolerance & Lifestyle Test

£399.00 £319.00

Introducing our most-loved programme with a fitness and lifestyle consultation and added extras

The Food&DrinkScan® Premium Plus Programme analyses your IgG reactions to a wide range of food and drink ingredients. You will be provided with clear results and nutritional, lifestyle and fitness support to help you replace your problem foods and optimise your diet.

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Our simple steps for a full test programme

Step 1

Order your test online or through our customer care team

Step 2

Complete your blood test and send us your sample

Step 3

Get your results quickly, and speak to a qualified nutritional therapist

Step 4

Take your fitness and lifestyle consultation with our in-house personal trainer

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 personal ‘food fingerprint’. Discovering and understanding your own personal food and drink intolerances, and the effects they have on your health and wellbeing, is important to ensuring you make the best possible choices to balance your diet.

The YorkTest Food&DrinkScan 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. Our expert laboratory technicians will then analyse this for reactions to up to 208 food and drinks. 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 qualified nutritional therapists and your lifestyle and fitness consultation. These half hour sessions 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. In our latest customer survey, 4 out of 5 customers told us that they had seen improvements in their health after following a YorkTest programme**.

The Premium Plus comes with the added benefit of a fitness and lifestyle consultation with our in-house experienced personal trainer, Owen Harrison. Owen is here to help you kickstart your journey to a new you. As a personal trainer with 7 years’ experience, Owen has a keen interest in the health and fitness industry making him our go-to person for lifestyle and fitness advice.

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

2 x Absorbent Wands and Containers
2 x Absorbent Wands & Containers

The mini wands absorb a small amount a 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

*Please note, your kit may only contain one absorbent wand and container. If this is the case please proceed as normal as we only need one sample.

More information on the Food&DrinkScan Premium Plus

This test will analyse your IgG antibody reactions to 208 food and drink ingredients. There are four different types of food-specific IgG antibodies. Unlike many of our competitors, we test the levels of all four of these to pinpoint the ingredients your body is reacting to. Learn more here.

Please note that this test will NOT pick up on the following:

  • Food allergies (IgE antibodies)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Enzyme deficiencies, such as lactose intolerance
  • Histamine sensitivity
  • Chemical sensitivities

 The Premium programme will test your IgG reactions to our complete range of 208 ingredients. 

  • Home-to-laboratory testing kit so you can take the test in the comfort of your own home
  • Expert testing and analysis of IgG antibody reactions to 208 foods and drink ingredients
  • Comprehensive results pack, which you will receive within 10 days of submitting your sample
  • 12-week programme with expert guidance and printed support materials
  • 2 x 30-minute telephone consultations with one of our qualified nutritional therapists
  • Fitness and lifestyle telephone consultation with our in-house experienced personal trainer
  • Ongoing support from our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care team
  • Money-back promise* –  if no reactions are identified, YorkTest will refund you 

*The money-back promise is available for UK and Ireland customers only. See our terms and conditions

The fitness and lifestyle consultation involves a telephone conversation with our experienced personal trainer Owen Harrison. The session usually lasts around 30 minutes and will help you set realistic health and fitness goals. Owen will discuss your current lifestyle, exercise frequency and general health and wellbeing with the aim of giving you a clear direction on how to make positive lifestyle choices moving forward.

Once you’ve placed your order, we will send you a kit containing everything you need to supply us with a small blood sample. This involves a simple prick of the finger with a small, sterilised lancet, which you can carry out in the comfort of your own home. You then post this sample to our laboratory in the pre-paid envelope provided and we’ll do the rest!

It’s really easy to take the test, as demonstrated by the step-by-step leaflet you’ll receive in your kit and the video below:

The Food&DrinkScan Premium Plus programme is our bestselling test and is ideal for those who are suffering with intolerance-related symptoms and would like to optimise their diet. Our Food&DrinkScan Premium Plus is everything you love with a fitness and lifestyle consultation added in!

If you are simply curious as to whether you have a food intolerance, we would recommend our FirstStep test, which is a simple positive/negative indicator test.

Those suffering with IBS symptoms should consider our IBS Diet Programme, an alternative to the Food&DrinkScan which tests for the same ingredients but includes post-test care tailored to IBS sufferers. Our Ideal Weight programme meanwhile is a better option for people specifically looking to change their weight by also addressing their food intolerances.

If you are experiencing symptoms of any kind, you should always consult with your GP first before following a YorkTest programme.

Please note that we’re unable to provide this test to people who are:

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

We are proud to say that our laboratory has a >98% reproducibility rate. This means that, on average, two separate tests carried out with the same person’s sample (taken on the same day) will correlate with each other >98% of the time.

Our laboratory is regularly audited by independent authorities, staffed by fully trained and highly qualified scientists and uses the very latest equipment and procedures to ensure the utmost accuracy.

The laboratory team is overseen by our Laboratory Director, Dr Lee Goodwin and our Scientific Director, Dr Gill Hart, who is a leading UK biochemist and an expert in food intolerance. She has over 30 years of experience in the development and validation of diagnostic tests and testing services.

Your results

You will receive clear, colour-coded results of your test within ten days. These will summarise the complete list of ingredients in three categories. If a food or drink appears in the green column, this means there is no reaction to that ingredient. Should it appear in the red or amber column, this means that a strong (red) or borderline (amber) IgG reaction has been detected.

Your results will arrive in a pack, which also contains a food and drink diary and a support booklet. These resources will give you lots more useful information about food intolerance and nutrition in general and the diary is ideal for recording your progress as you begin to remove your “trigger foods” from your diet.

So what happens if you test negative for food intolerance altogether? Simple. We refund the cost of your programme, minus a £25 administrative fee.

Nutritional support

The next step once you’ve received the results is an important one on your YorkTest journey. You need to call our team to make an appointment for your first nutritional consultation. Two 30-minute telephone consultations are included in the price of your programme and they provide invaluable advice from registered nutritional professionals.

Our team of nutritional therapists are there to guide you on nutritious alternatives to your “trigger foods” and answer any queries you may have about the elimination diet.

The elimination diet

We recommend that you cut out your personal “trigger foods” for 12 weeks in total, in order to give yourself the best chance of experiencing the benefits of your elimination diet. In our 2018 customer survey, 4 out of 5 customers saw improvements in their health after following a YorkTest programme**.

Here at YorkTest, we understand that it can be challenging to kickstart new dietary changes. That’s why our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care team are always there for you to offer additional support if required. They are available to contact and offer advice six days a week, including Saturdays.

      • YorkTest are proud to have been named Food intolerance testing company of the year 2018, in the SME News UK Enterprise Awards
      • In our latest customer survey, 4 out of 5 customers told us that they had experienced improvements in their health after following a YorkTest programme**
      • Our comprehensive post-test support features personal consultations with qualified nutritional therapists
      • Unlike many of our competitors, we test for all four types of food-specific IgG antibody
      • Our laboratory uses the ELISA testing method, widely regarded as the most accurate and valid IgG test available
      • We have over 35 years of excellence in the field of diagnostic testing
      • We have programmes, which cater for specific diets, common health conditions and different age groups. These include our IBS diet programme and award-winning FoodScan Junior test
      • Our ISO certified, on-site laboratory is overseen by our Laboratory Director, Dr Lee Goodwin and Scientific Director, Dr Gill Hart, a renowned UK Biochemist who has over 30 years’ experience in her field
      • Chosen by 50% of the UK’s food intolerance† testing market
      • >98% reproducibility achieved

For more information, please see our “Why choose YorkTest” page.

Ingredients we test for 

(please note this is the premium list of ingredients and each test may vary)

  • Almond
  • Banana
  • Coffee
  • Cows Milk
  • Egg White
  • Egg Yolk
  • Gluten
  • Oat
  • Peanut
  • Pork
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Wheat
  • Yeast
  • Acai Berry
  • Burdock Root
  • Chamomille
  • Coffee
  • Cows Milk
  • Dandelion Root
  • Elderberry
  • Elderflower Mix
  • Ginseng (Korean)
  • Ginseng (Siberian)
  • Goats Milk
  • Grape (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • Grape (Chardonnay)
  • Grape (Chenin Blanc)
  • Grape (Concord)
  • Grape (Malbec)
  • Grape (Merlot)
  • Grape (Pinot Grigio)
  • Grape (Pinot Noir)
  • Grape (Red Zinfandel Mix)
  • Grape (Riesling)
  • Grape (Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Grape (Syrah/Shiraz)
  • Grape (White Zinfandel)
  • Green Tea
  • Guarana
  • Hibiscus
  • Nettle
  • Rooibos (Red Bush Tea)
  • Rosehip
  • Sheeps Milk
  • Sugar Cane
  • Tea
  • Abalone
  • Anchovy
  • Cod
  • Crab
  • Cuttlefish
  • Eel
  • Haddock
  • Herring
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Mussel
  • Oyster
  • Plaice
  • Prawn/Shrimp
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Scallops
  • Shark
  • Sole
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Vendance
  • Agave
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Bilberry
  • Blackberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blueberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherry
  • Cloudberry
  • Cranberry
  • Cucumber
  • Gogi Berry
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew
  • Juniper
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Lingonberry
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Mulberry
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Plantain
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Prune
  • Pumpkin
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Tamarind
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon
  • Barley
  • Corn
  • Dinkel Flour
  • Gluten
  • Hemp
  • Hops
  • Malt
  • Millet
  • Oat
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • Wheat
  • Wheatgrass
  • Agar Agar
  • Anise Seed
  • Basil
  • Bayleaf
  • Cardamom
  • Cassia
  • Chilli Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Curry Leaves/Curry Powder
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jasmine
  • Lemongrass
  • Linseed
  • Mint
  • Mustard Seed
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Peppercorn
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Turkey
  • Almond
  • Brazil nut
  • Buckwheat
  • Carob
  • Cashew nut
  • Cocoa Bean
  • Coconut
  • Cola Nut
  • Hazelnut
  • Oak
  • Peanut
  • Sesame Seed
  • Sugar Cane
  • Sunflower Seed
  • Walnut
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Haricot Bean
  • Kidney Bean
  • Lentils
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Pea
  • Peppers
  • Potato
  • Rhubarb
  • Soybean
  • Spinach
  • String Bean

What our customers say

Selecting the right test

£ 250
£2.21 per ingredient
  • 113 Foods
  • Colour coded results
  • Guidebook
  • Food Diary
  • 1 x 30 Minute Nutritional Consultation
  • £2.21 per ingredient


£ 349
£1.68 per ingredient
  • 208 Foods & Drinks
  • Colour coded results
  • Guidebook
  • Food & Drink Diary
  • 2 x 30 Minute Nutritional Consultations
  • £1.68 per ingredient


£ 399
£1.91 per ingredient
  • 208 Foods & Drinks
  • Colour coded results
  • Guidebook
  • Food & Drink Diary
  • Nutritional & lifestyle Consultations
  • £1.91 per ingredient

† YorkTest define Food Intolerance as a food-specific IgG reaction. Our information is intended to provide nutritional advice for dietary optimisation. 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 programme.

** Customer survey results 2018, surveying 343 respondents.

What our customers say