I am constantly asked
- “What Allergy tests can I get?”
- “What tests should I get?”
- “What tests do you recommend?”
- ” What do these results mean?”
- “Do I have to be eating the allergy foods when I get tested?
Bloods | Tests
There are a lot of tests that you need to consider before working out what is wrong with you. The tests that I recommend are the standard medical allergy blood tests, skin tests, gut tests (especially for gluten and celiac) and food challenges. However, the tests that I eventually order are based on your symptoms and you can tell me your symptoms by going through the eClinic. That is why I have designed it. To help with tests and results.
These tests are detailed in the navigation list on the right-hand side of the screen.
The eClinic has been set up so that you can be walked through the process and you will be given a list of the recommended tests depending on your symptoms and diet.
Tests to diagnose allergy/ intolerance/ sensitivity
Did you know that there are accurate tests available to diagnose allergy/ intolerance/ sensitivity?
To diagnose food allergy/ food intolerance, you need to get the specific tests – otherwise you are left guessing as to the likely problems. There are a wide range of useful tests that you can get done.
- Skin tests are an accurate way of identifying immediate allergy.
- Skin tests can identify both food and inhalant (environmental) allergy.
- Blood tests can be done to look at specific allergies (EAST/ RAST for IgE, and also IgG antibodies can shed light).
- Inhalant allergy affects about 1 in 4 people.
- Food allergy / intolerance affects 1 in 5 people.
- Gluten sensitivity affects 1 in 10 people ? so please get tested.
- Celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people.
- All “sick, tired and grumpy” people (especially children) need allergy tests.
See much more information about the tests on the navigation links on the right-hand side.
You are invited to have a “virtual” consultation at The eClinic.
This will give your own health practitioner guidance about what tests to order for you, and how to interpret the results.
It is important to get properly tested before changing your diet. Test – do not guess!
Also you can read more about “sick, tired and grumpy” people in Dr Ford’s book: See more about tests in the FAQs section under “Bloods | Tests”