Get Tested for Food Allergies, Intolerances & Sensitivities in Perth
Food allergies and intolerances are completely different issues. Allergies are usually immediate reactions to exposure to a food or environmental trigger. They are mainly tested via skin prick test or IgE Blood test.
Examples of food allergies are peanut allergies and allergic reactions to beestings. Both are life threatening to the person suffering the allergy and the only treatment is avoidance. Intolerances to foods like dairy, oranges, soy or gluten cause often severe inflammatory responses, caused by a build up of IgG antibodies. Intolerances can cause a wide range of problems from reduced immunity to digestive problems, skin problems, arthritis, behavioral problems and many more.
The crux is that allergy tests don’t pick up intolerances and intolerance tests don’t detect allergies. It is therefore very important to look for the right test.
We use different laboratories for different tests to obtain optimal outcomes. During your initial appointment, we take a thorough medical and diet history to find the right tests for you. Tests can be very costly and are not always appropriate.
Tests that are very specific and are offered by general practitioners.
We offer a range of tests, including (but not limited to):
- Food allergy
- Hair mineral analysis
- Histamine intolerance
- Saliva hormones
- Mauve factor/pyrrole test