Why use Test4 and What is a Food Sensitivity?

Why use Test4?

Test4’s fully audited and accredited E.L.I.S.A. laboratory uses a technique for analysis that has been proven over 40 years.

We test for IgG antibodies - indicators that a trigger food has caused inflammation which will result in one of your symptoms - across 134 different ingredients. Some tests claim to look for more, but that wide spread comes at the expense of accuracy.

Our report will help you unpick which foods are causing your symptoms and then our BANT-registered nutritionists will help you figure out how to plan your diet.

Using our process is a fast, simple way to remove the worry from food bring the joy back to eating.

 

The symptoms of food sensitivities, intolerances and allergies can all be similar, but they are different things.

Understanding the Differences

Sensitivity Intolerance Allergy
Symptoms Can be similar across all categories Can be similar across all categories Can be similar across all categories
Influenced by immune system Yes No Yes
Possible reaction times Delayed - days Delayed - hours - days Immediate
Usual reference language Delayed food allergy This is the most confusing area and usually involves misunderstanding Classic allergy/Acute allergy

 

Sensitivity
Symptoms Can be similar across all categories
Influenced by immune system Yes
Possible reaction times Delayed - days
Usual reference language Delayed food allergy
Intolerance
Symptoms Can be similar across all categories
Influenced by immune system No
Possible reaction times Delayed - hours - days
Usual reference language This is the most confusing area and usually involves misunderstanding
Allergy
Symptoms Can be similar across all categories
Influenced by immune system Yes
Possible reaction times Immediate
Usual reference language Classic allergy/Acute allergy

Test4 Sensitivity Kit

£229.99

Our Full Sensitivity Test identifies the largest range of food/drink sensitivities, testing against 134 food and drink reactions it is the perfect programme to take control over your trigger foods. You also receive a 30-minute consultation with one of our nutritional therapists who can advise you on replacement foods, managing your diet and much more.