What To Do Before A Food Test

Please note that this test works by measuring how you respond to foods that you have eaten. We do this by laboratory testing for antibodies. Therefore, it is important to follow your normal diet before taking the test so that the test results will reflect what you usually eat.
Do not eat any food which has already caused a severe reaction without first getting a medical opinion.

We recommend eating your normal diet leading up to the test. Get your doctor’s advice on any food you have excluded but want to re-introduce for the purpose of doing this test. If approved by your doctor, include one portion per day for 5-7 days before collecting the blood sample.

  1. Cow’s milk (dairy products) can be problematic for some people and goat’s products (cheese, yogurt) are for many people a good alternative.
  2. Soya products and especially organic soya is another good alternative.
  3. Potato intolerance is common and sweet potato is a possible alternative.
  4. Spelt bread makes for a good alternative for wheat sensitive people.
However, to confirm if these are good alternatives for you it is important that you include them in your diet for five to seven days before doing the test.
These antibodies remain in your bloodstream for approximately two to three months.  Your test will be assessing your reaction to foods you have eaten over that period.