Essential Food Sensitivity Test

At-home food intolerance test with telehealth post-result support to help you safely optimize your diet

At-Home Food Sensitivity Test

Essential Food Sensitivity IgG Test (96 Food Targets)

$159 $124.99 (SALE)
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Test for 96 of the most common foods and spices that may be causing you discomfort. We’ll check your body’s reaction to this wide set of foods by looking for IgG antibodies, indicating an intolerant immune response.

 

With easy-to-understand results along with telehealth post-test guidance, gain meaningful insight about your health to optimize your diet to feel like your best self.

What’s measuredIgG antibodies for 96 common foods
Identify what your blood concentration of specific IgG antibodies is for a select set of 96 foods. Each food will be rated on a Class scale from 0-4; Class 0 (normal reactivity) thru Class 4 (very high reactivity). Test findings can provide valuable clues to which foods you may not tolerate well.

For adults and children 2+Get peace of mind by testing whether your child has potential food allergies. With reactions ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening, accurate identification of IgE-mediated food allergies is critical for your little one’s wellbeing. This test is approved for a self-collected specimen from an individual 18+ or for parents to easily collect a fingerstick dried blood spot (DBS) specimen from a child 2 and older.

Easy finger prick sample collectionIt can take as little as 5 minutes to collect your sample from the comfort of home and mail it to a certified lab with prepaid shipping. Finger prick (tiny blood drop) sample collection supplies are included in your kit along with detailed instructions.




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Confidential test results in 2 to 5 daysTimely accurate digital results you can understand.  Final reports are typically available in just 2 to 5 days sent to your device.

Telehealth post-test supportTimely accurate results are typically available in just 2 to 5 days in your own private secured online portal.

Same certified labs as physicians & hospitalsWe only work with labs certified under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments). This means your tests are of the highest quality and processed in the same runs alongside those of patients from physicians and hospitals.

View full list of 96 foodsTests for 96 food targets including dairy, eggs, fish, fruit, grains, meats, vegetables, herbs/spices. See below for full target list and comparison to other food sensitivity testing options.

At-Home Food Sensitivity Test

Essential Food Sensitivity IgG Test (96 Food Targets)

$159 $124.99 (SALE)
One time purchase - Free Shipping - FSA/HSA Credit Card Payments Accepted

(2 or more at $119.99)

My Cart

How It Works

Order Your Test

Your Food Sensitivity test kit is express delivered in 1 to 3 days to your address of choice in plain packaging with no reference to 4U Health visible, for a private testing experience.

Order Your Test

Your Food Sensitivity test kit is express delivered in 1 to 3 days to your address of choice in plain packaging with no reference to 4U Health visible, for a private testing experience.

Collect Your Sample

 Simply collect your sample from the comfort of home. Return free of charge to the lab with the prepaid shipping label provided. 

Collect Your Sample

 Simply collect your sample from the comfort of home. Return free of charge to the lab with the prepaid shipping label provided. 

Receive your results

Usually within 2 to 5 days of your sample arriving to the lab, your personal results will be available in your secure online account.

Receive your results

Usually within 2 to 5 days of your sample arriving to the lab, your personal results will be available in your secure online account.

Get physician support

We’ve got you covered. Your test is ordered by a physician Health Consultant licensed in your state and comes with oversight to ensure the highest quality service.

Get physician support

We’ve got you covered. Your test is ordered by a physician Health Consultant licensed in your state and comes with oversight to ensure the highest quality service.

Still Have Questions?

What’s included in the at-home 44-Food Allergy Test kit?

• Pre-paid shipping both ways
• Easy to follow instructions
• An at-home blood drop collection kit (via an easy finger prick)
• Return protective envelope to mail sample to the lab for testing
• Electronic passcode protected results available from your phone or computer
• Printable paper results to share with your doctor
Telehealth result review
• Help along the way if you need it

What are common symptoms of food allergies?

Food induced allergies have a rapid onset of symptoms. They typically appear with seconds to just a few hours after having consumed the trigger food(s)If you or your child is or has experienced symptoms that you believe may be related to food, testing the body’s IgE antibody response to certain foods may help determine the cause of physical symptoms.

 

Digestive

Abdominal cramps
Bloating / Gas
Diarrhea
Gastrointestinal distress 
Stomach or abdominal pain 
Vomiting 

 

Head

Face, tongue, or lip swelling
Headaches
Sinus congestion
Sneezing
Sore throat
Tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth 

 

Body

Anaphylaxis
Coughing or wheezing
Dizziness and/or lightheadedness
Flushed skin 
General feeling of discomfort
Inflammation / joint pain
Rash / skin problems / eczema
Tingling or itchy sensation of the skin 
Trouble breathing / shortness of breath 

 

Food allergens often share overlapping symptoms with respiratory allergens. Many find it beneficial to undergo respiratory allergy testing together with food allergy testing, for a more comprehensive evaluation to find trigger allergens that may be causing symptoms. If you are interested in learning more about 4U Health’s 36-Respiratory Inhalant Allergy IgE Test, click here. 

Who should take the Food Allergy IgG Test? 

This test may benefit people with physical symptoms possibly attributed to their diet and who are open to trying to eliminate food triggers to feel their best. For people not knowing where to start, 4U Health’s Food Sensitivity tests measure your body’s IgG immune response to foods and gives individuals a road map to create a targeted temporary elimination diet.

What will my test results show me?

Your food sensitivity results will tell you how reactive your IgG antibodies are to a comprehensive list of 96 common foods. According to alternative medicine theories, the stronger a reaction to a particular food increases the likelihood of a possible food intolerance.

 

Please note it is also possible that elevated levels with some foods may not cause symptoms. As such, an IgG level is not a standalone definitive diagnosis. A definitive diagnosis for a food intolerance can only be made by your doctor considering your symptoms and complete medical history along with the performance of a physical examination.

 

However, you know your body best and how good you feel. You can use your results as a first indication to attempt a temporary targeted elimination diet with add back challenge to further test if the identified highly reactive foods can or cannot be tolerated by your body.

 

Click here to see a sample 96 Comprehensive Food Sensitivity IgG Test report.

How do I create an easy elimination diet?

A temporary elimination diet is a tool to identify food sensitivities that may be causing you to not feel your best. Prioritizing foods you have a high IgG reactivity to is a great place to start. Although it’s recommended to seek the guidance of a physician to supervise your elimination diet, many people find success identifying food triggers following the general principles listed below.

 

Step 1

Using your Food Sensitivity IgG Test results as a road map, starting with the most common foods you suspect may be giving you symptoms, temporarily remove up to 4 foods for a month or so. After 21 days of avoiding certain foods, you should start to feel better if you’ve hit on the trigger.

 

Step 2

Next, you add those “suspect” foods back to your diet, one at a time every 4 days or so, and watch for the appearance of symptoms.

 

If reintroduction of a food does not cause a new symptom, then you continue eating it as a normal part of your diet. If you add back all the eliminated foods and have no symptoms, temporarily take out up to 4 new foods from your diet and repeat step 2.

 

Conversely, if after adding an ingredient back to your diet you get symptoms, then you’ve likely identified a food sensitivity. You can stop the temporary elimination diet at that point or continue on if you think more than one food is at fault.

 

Tips

- Start by cutting out the most common offenders first that have the highest reactivity level. Then move onto less common ones with less reactivity levels, which should mean you can figure out your culprit faster.

 

- Read food labels to see if packaged goods contain any ingredients you’re temporarily avoiding. When eating out, ask the restaurant staff what’s in dishes. Forms of gluten, dairy and other triggers can hide in more places than you might think!

 

- Recent research has found that you can also deprive yourself of nutrients if you cut out too many foods at once. It is not advised to temporarily cut out more than 3 or 4 foods from your diet at any given time. Seek the advice of a physician or nutritionist if you find yourself wanting to cut out multiple foods permanently from your diet.

Who should not take this test? 

4U Health’s 96 Comprehensive Food Sensitivity IgG Test is designed for individuals to use their results to guide a temporary elimination diet with add-back challenge to identify foods that may be causing unwanted symptoms. It is not recommended to use the results of the Food Sensitivity Test to achieve weight loss.

 

This test is not intended for the following persons:

 

- History of eating disorders: Food elimination diets may trigger a reemergence of disordered eating behaviors. For people with a history anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating or any other related eating disorder, it is not recommended to utilize the test as part of a food elimination diet without the supervision of an attending physician.

 

- Pregnant or breastfeeding women: Expectant and nursing women have specific nutritional needs. For this reason, it is not recommended to utilize the test as part of a food elimination diet without the supervision of a healthcare provider or nutritionist.

 

Results are not intended as a definitive diagnosis or to strictly limit your consumption of all reactive foods identified. Eating a balanced diet is important and your results are not intended to strictly limit your consumption and inhibit your ability to obtain necessary calories and nutrients from foods.

What is the difference between food allergy and food sensitivity testing? 

IgE Food Allergy (Immediate Response) 

A food allergy is when the immune system produces specific IgE antibodies. These antibodies typically lead to an immediate allergic reaction that may even be life threatening. Within seconds or minutes of eating a trigger food, the symptoms appear instantly and may include severe swelling, breathing difficulty, rash, itching skin or even anaphylactic shock. Many allergies are mild and only manifest themselves intermittently, when the body experiences exposure to multiple allergens at the same time. 

 

IgG Food Sensitivity (Delayed Response) 

A food sensitivity, sometimes called intolerance, is when the immune system produces specific IgG antibodies. These antibodies can lead to an inflammatory process and take up to three days after the consumption of a trigger food to manifest discernable physical symptoms. It is very difficult to pinpoint which foods causes the body problems because of the delayed appearance.  

 

This is not a Food Sensitivity IgG Test. A Food Sensitivity IgG test is used to help pinpoint delayed food intolerances. If you are interested in 4U Health’s Food Sensitivity IgG Test, please click here. 

Can I buy now and use this test later?

Test now or within one year of purchase. This kit has a guaranteed expiration date of at least 12 months. That’s great news if you are buying more than one test to recheck yourself in the future or gifting to a friend or family member for later use.

Can I gift this test to a friend or family member?

All 4U Health tests are eligible for gifting. In fact, they make great presents. The recipient who receives your gift will simply open the kit, register it, and follow the collection instructions. Within a few days of sending to the lab, your friend or family member will receive secure electronic HIPAA compliant results all thanks to your generosity.

Where is my lab test performed?

4U Health offers at home collection tests with mailing to certified laboratories. The performance of all testing on your samples complies with state and federal regulations. We only work with the best laboratories and health experts. Your Health Consultant provides medical oversight. Our test meets nationwide standards and are as accurate as tests done and services provided in a doctor’s office or hospital.

The laboratories we work with are CLIA high complexity testing organizations at the forefront of infectious disease services.

How is my privacy protected?

Rest assured; HIPAA web security protocols protect your data along every step of the way to finding out your food sensitivities. Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. Your results are securely protected and available for review in your individual on-line portal; always secure but easily accessible only to you.

Still have questions about the test?

So you still have unanswered questions. No worries, we’d love to hear from you. Reach us by e-mail, phone or chat and we will do our best to provide answers so you can determine if this is the best test for you or your child.

 

E-mail: help@4uhealth.com

Phone: 866-610-1200

Page Last Updated: June 24, 2022

Page Last Updated: June 24, 2022