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Allergy & Intolerance Tests

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What's the difference between an intolerance and an allergy?

A major difference is in the severity of the reaction. Allergies tend to (but don't always) have fairly dramatic symptoms, including life threatening ones. One the other hand, intolerance tends to be harder to isolate. Many people regularly suffer from symptoms such as abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. OneRead More...

Related: Allergy Tests | Intolerance Tests | Food Reaction Tests
 

What's the difference between an intolerance and an allergy?

A major difference is in the severity of the reaction. Allergies tend to (but don't always) have fairly dramatic symptoms, including life threatening ones. One the other hand, intolerance tends to be harder to isolate. Many people regularly suffer from symptoms such as abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. One possible reason is that they are intolerant to certain foods. Allergy symptoms tend to set in relatively immediately. In contrast, intolerance symptoms often appear delayed, which makes them difficult to diagnose. You should keep a close eye on potentially problematic foods and symptoms - for example, with a food diary - and take an intolerance test if you suspect you may have one.

Extensive Food Sensitivity + Allergy Test (252 foods)

Extensive Food Sensitivity + Allergy Test (252 foods)

Regular price $289.00

Food Intolerance + Allergy Test (140 Foods)

Food Intolerance + Allergy Test (140 Foods)

Regular price $189.00

Food Allergy Test

Food Allergy Test

Regular price $149.00

Screening for intolerances with a home intolerance test

Using the cerascreen® intolerance test kits, you can test whether you have a general food intolerance or a more specific intolerance, such as histamine intolerance, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, gluten intolerance, or sorbitol intolerance. (At present, many of these aren't yet available in the US but are in our other shops. We are rapidly expanding our US selection, however, so that shouldn't be the case for too long.) The intolerance test kits are mostly blood tests or hydrogen breath tests, and in both cases, you can simply take a sample within the comfort of your home. Our medical laboratory will then analyze your sample, and you’ll then receive a detailed results report providing you with personalized advice about your intolerances.

Should I change my diet if I have an intolerance?

With our Food Intolerance Tests, one of our home intolerance tests, you can find out whether your body reacts with antibodies towards the foods that generally cause most food intolerances and allergies. This is done by simply collecting a small blood sample. If you have been diagnosed with a food intolerance, a change in diet is usually the only effective treatment. For some intolerances, such as coeliac disease, you must give up the food that you cannot tolerate for life. Sometimes, naturally, this is not as easy as it sounds. Gluten, fructose, and sorbitol, in particular, are hidden in numerous foods and ready-made food products. This then means that you have to cautiously study ingredients lists and ask about meal ingredients when eating out. That’s why some people quickly feel helpless when they are advised to change their diet. In such cases, nutritional coaching can be incredibly helpful. Sessions with a nutrition expert will teach you what to look out for with your specific intolerance and how to enjoy a delicious and balanced diet, even if some foods have to be avoided.

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