Discover your food sensitivities

  • Simple home finger-prick test
  • Includes practitioner review of your symptoms & results
  • Free targeted supplement & food gut repair program

£107 or only £36 spread over 3 months

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During healthy digestion, food is broken down into its smallest possible components. These pass harmlessly through the gut and into the bloodstream.

However, occasionally small fragments of partially digested food are able to get through the gut wall. These are known as ‘antigens’. Your vigilant immune system recognises these antigens as foreign, and creates antibodies (IgG) to combat them.

The antibodies attach themselves to the antigens, forming antigen-antibody complexes. If the immune system doesn’t clear these away efficiently, they can be deposited in tissues, contributing to a range of symptoms.

By testing the types of IgG in the blood, we can work out which foods you may be reacting to. We can also gain clues about the integrity of your gut.
 

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Food IgG Finger Prick Test, analysed by our leading and accredited lab partners 
A full list of 40 core foods most commonly associated food sensitivity 
(Free) A review of your test results by a qualified practitioner
(Free) A detailed symptom survey, reviewed by a qualified practitioner 
(Free) Bespoke report translating your results into easy to digest insights 
(Free) Tailored supplement plan, based on your results and your symptoms 
(Free) Expert designed food lists, evidenced to reduce symptoms and aid gut repair
(Free) A mini Healthpath pillars of health education program, designed to support your health journey
Convenient home test kit 

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Identify food rections with our most accessible IgG test, useful for those who want to personalise their diet. The Finger Prick Test 40+ uses advanced technology called immunoassay microarray to identify food-specific IgG antibodies to over 40 different foods. This gives you accurate information that can be used to adjust your diets and improve a number of health conditions.

For help preparing for our test, read our help centre article.

Essential information

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Guidelines before taking the test:

  1. Do not perform the test if you are pregnant or taking immunosuppressant drugs. Do not discontinue medications in order to take the test

  2. Eat a normal diet before the test, and ensure you’re well-hydrated before taking your blood sample

  3. If there’s a food that you’ve avoided for more than 3 months but which you would like tested (e.g. almond), reintroduce that food. Eat one portion of the food daily for a week before taking the test. Do NOT eat anything to which you have a known allergy.

  4. Make sure you’re well hydrated before you take your blood sample.

Please note: 

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Congratulations on getting this far. I have reviewed your symptom survey and test results to create your personalised program.

Your results

Please find your Healthpath Food Sensitivity Report attached, along with our partner lab's “Patient Guidebook’. This breaks down the science of food sensitivity testing and how to use your results.

With the symptoms you describe, there is usually an element of bacterial imbalance that contributes to symptoms of food sensitivity. By using our health plan to restore your gut health, in conjunction with your results, you may find you can reintroduce these foods in the long run. 

I’ve included resources in your health plan, to start explaining the link between food sensitivities and gut health. 

What's next? 

Your test results are the first step in getting answers to your symptoms. Next, I want to empower you to find better health.  

Please take the time to review the health plan I have created for you.

Go to My Health plan for the food, supplement and lifestyle advice I have tailored to you and your needs.

In health,

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How the food sensitivity test can help you

Find out if foods are causing you problems with this painless, finger-prick blood test. We look at IgG antibodies to identify which foods you’re reacting to and—unlike many other providers—you’ll also receive a tailored plan based on your results.

We’re more than just a test. You can feel confident knowing that our practitioners review both your results and your symptoms to create a practical, easy-to-understand report.

View the full list of foods we test for.

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Before choosing a food sensitivity test

Technology matters

It’s important to avoid low-cost, unreliable tests that rely on hair samples. Healthpath uses immunoassay microarray technology to identify IgG antibodies in the blood, which has a much stronger accuracy.

Symptoms count

You can have raised IgG antibodies without any symptoms. That’s why we ask you to tell us about your symptoms too, we work alongside you and your symptoms, so you get comprehensive, balanced advice.

Associated food sensitivity symptoms

A food IgG finger-prick test can identify if food plays a role.

Bloating
Abdominal pain
Diarrhoea
Chronic fatigue
Sneezing attacks
Sinusitis
Headaches
Migraines
Acne
Eczema
Mucous in stools
Joint pain
Respiratory problems
Brain fog
Runny nose
Itchy skin

What foods do you test for?

Full list of foods tested in the Ultimate Sensitivity Test, those marked * are included in the Essential Sensitivity Test.

Dairy & Eggs

Egg White*

Egg Yolk*

Cow’s Milk*

Goats’ Milk

Sheep’s Milk

Fish & Seafood

Cod*

Crab*

Haddock*

Herring

Lobster*

Mackerel

Mussel

Oyster

Plaice*

Salmon

Scallop

Shrimp/Prawn*

Sole

Swordfish

Trout

Tuna

Turbot

Fruits

Apple*

Apricot

Avocado

Banana

Blackberry*

Blackcurrant

Cherry

Cranberry

Grape (Red/Black/White)

Grapefruit*

Kiwi

Lemon*

Lime

Melon (Galia/Honeydew)

Nectarine

Olive

Orange*

Peach

Pear*

Pineapple

Plum

Raspberry*

Strawberry*

Grains

Barley*

Buckwheat

Corn (Maize)*

Durum Wheat*

Gliadin*

Millet

Oat*

Rice*

Rye*

Wheat*

Wheat Bran

Herbs & Spices

Basil

Chilli (Red)*

Cinnamon

Clove

Coriander (Leaf)

Cumin

Dill

Garlic*

Ginger*

Hops

Mint

Mustard Seed*

Nutmeg

Parsley

Peppercorn (Black/White)*

Sage

Thyme

Vanilla

Meat

Beef*

Chicken*

Duck

Lamb*

Pork*

Turkey*

Veal

Venison

Misc

Carob

Cocoa Bean

Coffee

Mushroom

Tea (Black)

Tea (Green)

Yeast (Baker’s)*

Yeast (Brewer’s)*

Nuts & Seeds

Almond*

Brazil Nut

Cashew Nut*

Coconut

Hazelnut*

Peanut*

Pistachio

Rapeseed

Sesame Seed

Sunflower Seed

Walnut

Vegetables

Asparagus

Aubergine

Bean (Green)

Bean (Red Kidney)*

Bean (White Haricot)*

Beetroot

Broccoli*

Brussel Sprout

Cabbage (Savoy/White)*

Carrot

Cauliflower*

Celery

Chicory

Cucumber

Leek

Lentil

Lettuce

Onion

Pea*

Pepper (Green/Red/Yellow)

Potato*

Soya Bean*

Spinach

Tomato

Get answers in just 3 simple steps

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Step 1

Take a quick and painless finger-prick blood test at home, and send back to the lab via our free returns.

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Step 2

Within 10 working days, you'll receive an easy-to-understand report with a breakdown of your food reactions and a personalised plan.

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Step 3

Your tailored practitioner plan includes a diet protocol to help reduce your symptoms in the short term and aid the repair of your gut, for an inclusive diet over the long term.

Speak to a gut health expert for free.

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Frequently asked questions

Is food sensitivity and intolerance testing legitimate?

Yes, we believe there is real value in food sensitivity testing if you know how to interpret the results. Rather than focusing on specific foods, it can be helpful to look at the overall picture presented by the results. If you find you’re sensitive to lots of foods, for example, it could mean that your gut health needs addressing. You may also wish to consider the Leaky Gut Test and the Gut Health Test. Feel free to get in touch with us at hello@healthpath.com if you’d like further guidance.

Will I have to give up lots of foods?

Not necessarily. If you find you have lots of foods in the ‘red’, it can be more helpful to focus on improving your gut health rather than subjecting yourself to extreme dietary restrictions. Your food intolerance test report will explain this in full detail. If you’d like to know more, feel free to get in touch with us at hello@healthpath.com

Who should take the food sensitivity test?

People who feel they’re reactive to lots of foods may find this test helpful. If can also be helpful for people who suspect they have food sensitivities but can’t seem to establish any pattern to their symptoms.

Do you ship outside the UK?

At the moment we only ship to UK addresses. If you have a special request, feel free to get in touch.

What’s in the food sensitivity test kit?

1 x food sensitivity test instructions
1 x sample transport tube
1 x sterile swab
2 x sticking plasters
1 x blood collection tube
2 x safety lancets
1 x disposal bag
1 x clam-pack
1 x request form
1 x prepaid return envelope

How do I take the food sensitivity test?

You can download full instructions here.

Do I need to stop taking supplements or medications before taking the food sensitivity test?

This test may be affected by immunosuppressant medications. However, you must not stop any medications in order to take this test. Please speak to your GP first.

Is there anything I need to do before taking the food sensitivity test?

You must follow your normal diet before taking the food intolerance test. However, if there’s a food that you’ve avoided for more than 3 months but which you would like tested (e.g. cow’s milk), reintroduce that food. Eat one portion of the food daily for a week before taking the test. For more information, see the test instructions.

Is there anyone who shouldn't take the food sensitivity test?

Pregnant women should not take this test as their immune system is suppressed. It should be fine to take the test 4–6 weeks after giving birth.

How long for food sensitivity test results?

Your results will be posted on your online account a maximum of 10 working days after you return your samples, though it’s often sooner.

How do I view my results?

Simply log in to your Healthpath account here and click ‘Tests’. You’ll be able to access your results and personalised recommendations 10 working days after returning your samples (sometimes sooner).

Why can't I get this test through my GP?

Functional tests are highly specialised and currently not offered through the NHS. At present, the only option is to pay for them privately. We appreciate you want to spend your money wisely, which is why we only offer tests that are genuinely helpful.

How will I know what my results mean?

All your results data is accompanied by clear, jargon-free explanations. Our practitioners also review all results, providing personalised recommendations that are easy-to-follow and specific to you.

Can I claim the cost of the private food sensitivity test on my private health insurance?

It’s possible, though you’ll need to check the details of your insurance to see what’s included.

Can I buy a test for my child?

We do offer tests for children, but it’s important you work with a practitioner experienced in working with children.

Personalised, 1 to 1 support with a practitioner is safer and more effective when analysing test results for children and providing appropriate advice.

It is important to reach out to our team to discuss the test before you purchase.

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