Be careful with allergy tests
There are lots of unreliable tests on the market. Save your money and please don’t buy any of the following tests - home delivered allergy kits, IgG blood tests, hair analysis, atopy patch tests, leucocyte cytotoxic test, hair analysis, bio-resonance diagnostics, auto homologous immune therapy, kinesiology, iridology, sublingual provocative food testing, homeopathic remedies and electro dermal testing (including electro acupuncture and Vega testing). These tests are not valid diagnostic tests for any type of food allergy as stipulated by the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology BSACI.
Skin prick tests and IgE blood tests are the most reliable tests for diagnosing food allergies. In a skin prick test, a small amount of the allergen is placed on the skin, and the skin is pricked to allow the allergen to enter the body. If a person is allergic to the allergen, they will develop a small itchy bump at the site of the prick. In a blood test, a sample of blood is taken and tested for the presence of antibodies to the allergen.
There are no validated tests for intolerances so a 6-8 week exclusion of the suspected food may be necessary with an allergy dietitian.