Markers tested: IgG response to 96 food items.
What is a food sensitivity test?
Unlike a food allergy test, a food sensitivity test measures the subtle response of body’s IgG antibodies to common ingredients in the food. These are the foods that may not be making you sick but uncomfortable when ingested.
Why measure food sensitivity?
Once you find out that your body is producing immunoglobulin G (IgG) protein antibodies in response to certain foods, you can reduce or eliminate the consumption of those food items. The food sensitivity is measured on scale of 0 to 3 (zero means no sensitivity and 3 means high sensitivity).
Common symptoms of food sensitivity include bloating, unease, nausea, headache, mood swing, and fatigue. One common example is lactose intolerance when people feel bloated after consuming milk.
Testing for food sensitivity can help improve quality of life by eliminating foods or rotating them on a regular basis. The simplicity of test is that once your results are received, you can eliminate suspect food items to confirm how they have been affecting you.
What food items are tested?
The test will measure following food items:
- Meat and Poultry: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey
- Fish and Shellfish: Clam, Codfish, Crab, Haddock, Lobster, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Swordfish, Tuna
- Grain and Starches: Barley, Bran, Corn, Gluten, Malt, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat
- Vegetables: Asparagus, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Kale, Kelp, Lettuce, Mushroom, Olive (Green), Onion, Potato, Potato (Sweet), Spinach , Squash, Tomato
- Legumes and Pulses: Green Pea, Lima Bean, Peanut, Soybean
- Dairy and Egg: Cheddar Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Milk (Cow’s), Mozzarella, Yogurt
- Fruits: Apple, Avocado, Banana, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry, Watermelon
- Beverages and Misc.: Black Tea, Cocoa, Coffee, Honey, Yeast (Baker’s), Yeast (Brewer’s)
- Nuts, Seeds, Oils: Almond, Cashew, Chia Seed, Cola, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower, Walnut
- Herbs, Spices, Flavorings: Basil, Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Dill, Ginger, Mustard, Oregano, Tarragon
How to get tested for food sensitivity?
The easiest low-cost way to get tested for food sensitivity is from the convenience of your home. Simply order a food sensitivity test kit, collect the sample at home, ship it for free to our world class CLIA-certified labs, and find out your results in less than a week. You can also order our comprehensive food sensitivity test that tests for 184 different food items in American food diet.
For a detailed reference on food sensitivity, please read more here.
Q: Can I purchase the test across US?
A: Except New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Maryland our tests are available in all 46 states. State regulations in NY, NJ, RI, and MD do not allow us to ship the tests to their residents.
Q: What does the kit contain and how do I use it?
A: The basic food sensitivity test kit contains a blood card to collect few drops of blood, a pair of lancets for finger-pricking, instructions on how to collect the sample, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
Q: How long does it take to receive the results?
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days with a prepaid return envelope. After you ship the sample and it is received by our lab, you get the results within 5 business days.
Q: What do I expect from the report?
A: The report with your test results will be easy to understand and will have all the necessary details. It will list all the food items you are tested for and the corresponding sensitivity levels on a scale of 0 to 3. Zero means minimal or no sensitivity and three means high sensitivity.
Q: Can I use my insurance to pay for the test?
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since these are prescription tests (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claim. Insurance plans vary by individuals, therefore we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. Please talk to your insurance provider if you have any further concerns.
Q: How reliable are my results?
A: The reliability of the food sensitivity test is straight forward to confirm. Once you find out what you are sensitive to, eliminate or rotate those items from your diet to confirm the results. Instead of avoiding all possible food items one by one, a food sensitivity test makes it easier to focus on few key ingredients based on the test results.
For testing your samples, we have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are used by physicians across the US. These labs are regulated by the states, as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Majority of the tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements. Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. Finally, the labs test thousands of sample for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
Reasons to Check
5 reasons to check your food sensitivity:
- Our at-home food sensitivity test kit can help understand your body’s response to certain food items.
- The basic food sensitivity test can help you find the root cause of dietary problems.
- Even if you find you are not sensitive to the suspected food items, it helps to get the food part out of discussion in order to find the actual reason for the problem.
- The at-home food sensitivity test provides a full range of your sensitivity levels on a scale of 0 to 3. Even if you are sensitive to certain food items, it allows you to rotate those items in order to get a balanced diet.
- Better health results in better quality of life, and a single at-home food sensitivity test from RxHomeTest.com can offer not only insight into various health related symptoms, but can also serve as a motivation to treat each of these symptoms and have a better quality of life!
Why with Us?
7 reasons to order at-home food sensitivity test kit from RxHomeTest.com:
Dry blood test (needs just few drops with a finger prick)
World class CLIA-certified labs
Physician reviewed results
Fast, secure, and confidential reports
Qualifies for payment using HSA/FSA
No lab visits or doctor appointments
Still wondering where to get tested for food sensitivity from home?
- Each at-home food sensitivity test result from RxHomeTest.com includes a physician’s prescription and detailed review of the results.
- RxHomeTest.com processes your at-home food sensitivity tests at the same world class CLIA-Certified labs that doctors use.
- RxHomeTest.com offers convenient, confidential, and reliable results at some of the lowest costs in the market.
- You can order the food sensitivity test kit online, without requiring a doctor’s visit or prescription, which saves time and money on visits to the doctor and the lab.
- Our at-home food sensitivity test kit needs just a few drops of blood using a finger prick instead of vials of blood–great for those afraid of drawing blood using needles.