FOOD ALLERGY TESTING WIMBLEDON
Our Food Allergy Testing Is Done In Association With Wimbledon Clinic Natural Medicine
The Food Allergy Test Choices/ Panels:
The cheapest of the FoodPrint range and includes some of the most common foods such as wheat, gluten, yeast, soya and dairy.
In expanding the testing to all the foods included in the FoodPrint 40+ and 60+, this test also includes foods such as sheep's milk, buckwheat, mackerel, venison, tomato, cocoa, tea and coffee.
This is our most comprehensive food sensitivity test including buffalo milk, casein, whey, quinoa and blueberries.
FoodPrint Vegan & Veggie
These panels are more cost-effective for people who abstain from meat or animal products. You can test for 150-160+ foods that are pre-selected and fit within each diet type.
What Foods Are Included In Each Panel
Food Allergy Laboratory Blood Testing Prices
Private Medical Insurance
Are You Testing For Intolerance Or Allergy?
There are various motives why a portion of food can create problems, among them a classic IgE food allergy (type I) and a delayed IgG food allergy (type III), the latter is also referred to as food intolerance.
Both are allergies but the primary (type I) has larger symptoms, with a medical system that focuses on symptoms rather than cause type III is often downplayed i.e the term 'food intolerance' is used by many GP's.
What both allergies have in common is that the immune system's antibodies are involved, albeit different types.
Due to the different antibodies, or Immunoglobulins (Ig), been located in distinctive regions, there are some differences in the way the immune system responds responses.
IgE Food Allergy (type I)
Production of IgE antibodies; Release of histamine-mediated by IgE antibodies
E.g. itching, red skin, anaphylaxis, swelling of the mucous membranes (the 'wet surfaces' i.e lips, inside of cheeks, throat/ tongue and eyes).
Immediate reaction within a minutes, but a reaction may build-up over an hour. subtle reactions, lip swelling, may not have a noticeable effect until after 30 mins
IgG Food Allergy (type III)
Production of IgG antibodies; Release of inflammatory mediators caused by binding of IgG antibodies
Chronic inflammatory ailments, e.g. constipation, diarrhoea, eczema/ rashes, flatulence, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s), IBS, migraines, obesity
After 1 hour to three days (Can be less if the stomach is empty or foods are liquefied i.e sauces and soups)
Request A Food Allergy Test In Wimbledon
Food Allergy Testing Children & Babies
Approximately 40% of our food panel tests are on toddlers and children. Parents are normally seeking informative detail on behaviour triggers, rashes, unexplained bloating and in teens inability to shift weight.
There are few questions asked by parents before the tests, we have tried to detail a few before you bring your little one into the practice.
Food Allergy Blood testing In Babies/ Children FAQ's:
How Is Blood Taken On babies?
IgG testing is a live blood test; this means the blood does not need to be centrifuged and will be done via a pinprick. While we don't need much blood, children who are dehydrated can take some time to get enough blood to get to the lab. Depending on child this may be done on thumb or big toe.
Can My Partner Come?
Your partner/ child's father or mother is more than welcome, Regarding COVID pandemic as your the same household (if your households are different please let us know) this is still the case. But least possible human traffic in the clinic is preferable.
Please note multiple people in the room can increase a stress event in kids, particularly when brothers and sisters are crammed into a treatment room and focusing on the child's reaction.
The Wimbledon clinic is more sparse than usual, so they could wait outside the room with a door open, in reception or in-room - it's really up to you how your child is best calmed.
Preparation For A Childs TestWe usually recommend they are given a drink of something they love to slurp down (natural juice or milk) to ensure they are hydrated 5 mins before the test.