- † Money Back Promise – if no reactions are identified YorkTest will refund you £224 (available when you purchase the complete programme at the RRP)
- Convenient mail order service – no need to visit our laboratory
- Expert testing and analysis of IgG antibody reactions to 113 foods
- 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists
About the FoodScan Programme
The Test results came through very quickly and were very thorough and helpful - excellent service - thank you.
It was so worth doing this as if you don't know what it is you cannot eat you try yourself and don't feel any better.
The test certainly opened my eyes to the issue of food intolerances and how they can affect not only your digestive health but your health in general. Not so sure if it represents good value for money though. The price includes two telephone consultations with a nutritionist. The first one was disappointing - the nutritionist was clearly wearing a headset and her voice was muffled at times. She raced through most points and much of the advice given was common sense. The second consultation still hasn't happened. I have now purchased a Patrick Holford book on nutrition and digestive help which has answered many questions. The option of a free or heavily discounted test at a later date would be a good idea as the nutritionist said that the 'leaky gut' can heal if the problem foods are avoided and by taking digestive enzyme/probiotic supplements.
YORKTEST REPLY: We're pleased that Andrew was able to get in touch with you regarding your review Peter. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exceptional aftercare and the Nutritional Consultations are a very important part of our service. Apologies again that your consultation was not up to the high standards we expect on this rare occasion. As discussed with Andrew, we would like to make amends for this by be arranging an hour long replacement consultation at a time convenient to you. We will be in touch again soon Peter.
How was my review, I've not had a ready made meal for 2 months now, and am drinking Almond a Milk, I still gave the odd egg. Thanks again from Anna.
Food and Drink Ingredients We Test For:
Please click the headings below to see each ingredient tested
- Melon mix (Watermelon, Honeydew and Cantaloupe)
- Corn (Maize)
- Gluten (Gliadin)
- Anise Seed
- Chilli Pepper
- Mustard Seed
- Sesame Seed
- Sunflower Seed
- Brussels Sprouts
- Haricot Bean
- Kidney Bean
- Peppers (Capsicum)
- Soya Bean
- String Bean
- Cocoa Bean
- Cola Nut
- Cow’s Milk
- Egg White
- Egg Yolk
- Sugar Cane
What to Expect from the FoodScan Programme
The YorkTest FoodScan 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 about the changes you can make to improve your health and wellbeing.
**British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
Do not take this test if you are:
- 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.
FoodScan 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. FoodScan is only recommended for people who have food intolerance symptoms.
*Survey commissioned by Allergy UK and further analysed by the University of York: Originally published as Hardman, G. and Hart, G. “Dietary advice based on food-specific IgG results”. Nutrition and Food Science (2007) 37, 16-23