What is the payment method?
Intolerance Lab accepts all the major of Credit Card and PayPal.
What’s the difference between allergy and intolerance?
Allergy and intolerance are often confused or thought of as similar conditions when in reality they are very different. Allergy is an immediate, sometimes dangerous or life-threatening reaction to a food or drink. This is often present from a young age and always involves the antibody type IgE. Intolerance can be developed later in life and takes longer for symptoms to present themselves, making it more difficult to pinpoint the culprit food(s). Testing can be beneficial to discover the trigger foods and drinks quicker. With a suspected food allergy, always seek professional medical help.
Can I take the test if I’m pregnant?
Optimum nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding is vital for mother and child. To reduce any possible risk to the mother or baby, it’s Intolerance Lab’s protocol not to offer tests, advice or lifestyle changes during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding.
I’ve been cutting out foods already. Should I reintroduce them?
No. Their tests examine your hair at the cellular level, so there’s no need for you to have been eating your trigger foods recently. They will still be found by their testing equipment.
Should I get a blood test or a hair sample test?
They only offer hair sampling here at Intolerance Lab. Currently, the main way to identify the two types of allergies (IgE and Non-IgE) is on the reaction time from consuming or being in contact with the item. If you notice a reaction that is almost instant or within two hours (max), you would normally consult with your GP and he or she might consider a blood test. These are normally essential for more serious allergies—which, fortunately, only account for 2% of all allergies.