Food Sensitivity Test - what is it and how the test is done
You might be a food lover and love trying different cuisines, but what if your body thinks along another track? Just like some of us are allergic to various substances, it is also completely natural to be allergic to different food items.
It is not always a taste-related issue but a deeper issue that revolves around the type of ingredients used in your food preparation. Some of the popular components included in food items that people develop an allergy or intolerance towards include:
A blood sample is ordered to diagnose if a person is allergic or intolerant to a particular food item.
This test is used to evaluate the response of the body’s immune system to that particular ingredient by measuring the levels of IgE - an allergy-mediated antibody in the blood.
Depending on the levels of IgE, a doctor recommends better alternatives or complete replacements for that particular food component.