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Food Intolerance Tests

Food Intolerance is a reaction to food that may cause unpleasant symptoms and is associated with a host of chronic conditions. It is unlikely to be life threatening.

While less than 2% of the population suffer from food allergies, it is estimated that up to 45% of the population suffer from a food intolerance. It can affect anyone at any age, but since symptoms often occur some time after the food has been eaten it can be difficult to find the problem food without the use of advanced laboratory testing.
The majority of food intolerances are a result of an immune response to foods and may have developed because of poor digestion, dysbiosis (imbalance of good and bad bacteria), Candidiasis (overgrowth of the yeast, candida albicans), parasites, intestinal infections, a poorly balanced diet, alcohol consumption, or the effects of drugs and medications. Each individual has their own unique reaction to food. Antibodies, also known as Immunoglobulins (IgG), form against the food and are present in the blood.

Pulse Health Screening offers a variety of food intolerance tests that check for the presence of IgG in a finger prick sample of blood, which confirms an intolerance.

Please Note:  You should not change your diet prior to the test.

Food Detective™ - 46 Foods

£66.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences, that checks for 46 foods.  The test is done at home and the results are available within 40 minutes. You will receive a kit with full instructions and the necessary testing equipment to be able to do the test, yourself.    List of Foods Tested      Instruction Sheet








Results usually available in 10 days

Food Detective - 46 Foods + Nurse Consultation

£111.00

If you would prefer to have a nurse visit you and arrange to do the test for you, choose this option.  It includes an explanation of the results and the steps to take should any food test positive.  For information on how to book this consultation, click here.

Only available within 25 miles of Bedford

Results usually available in 10 days

Click here to read an article about Food Intolerance.
Food Intolerance

FoodPrint 40

£111.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 40 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

Tests available from Lorisian (part of YORKTest Laboratories)
Article  about Paula Radcliffe’s experience with Food Intolerance testing
Tests available from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences

FoodPrint 60

£162.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 60 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

FoodPrint 120

£211.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 120 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

FoodPrint 200

£291.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 200 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

FoodPrint Vegetarian

£162.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 60 vegetarian foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

FoodPrint Vegan

£162.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 60 vegan foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

FoodPrint Herbs and Spices

£111.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences that checks for over 30 herbs and spices and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   Instructions










Results usually available in 10 days

If you are unsure if you have a food intolerance or not, you can check for the presence of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) from a finger-prick sample of blood with a Food Intolerance Indicator Test first.  This can be ordered direct from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences for just £15.  If the result is positive, you can choose one of the tests below to find out which foods may be causing the intolerance.

75 Food Scan Test

£140.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Lorisian that checks for 75 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   









RRP: £149.00  Our Price:

Results usually available in 10 days

100 Food Scan Test

£225.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Lorisian that checks for 100 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   









RRP: £250.00   Our Price:

Results usually available in 10 days

150 Food Scan Test

£275.00

This is a finger-prick blood test from Lorisian that checks for 150 foods and can be taken at home. You will receive a test kit with full instructions. Once completed the sample should be sent to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope. Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested   









RRP: £300.00     Our Price:

Results usually available in 10 days

Other tests can also be purchased direct from YORKTEST Laboratories’ website here.

Allergix IgG4 Food Antibodies 30 Profile

£113.00

This is a finger-prick blood spot test from Genova Diagnostics that you can do at home.  It measures the total IgG4 levels that react to 30 common food antigens.   Results should be available within 2 - 3 weeks.    List of Foods Tested  

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Results usually available in 16 days

Test available from Genova Diagnostics