Food Allergy Testing

The team at Perpetual Wellbeing perform a range of food intolerance and allergy tests including IgE allergy testing to identify foods that you have an immediate allergic response to. An IgE reaction occurs about the time immediately after exposure to the allergen; food or inhalant. This type of reaction is referred to as a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction or in some cases anaphylaxis. Food allergies with an immediate onset (usually <2hours) is usually IgE-mediated. In these circumstances patients normally recognise the link between the allergen and the symptom as the time between consumption and the adverse response is short.

Food allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders including asthma, eczema and migraines. IgE food allergy testing offers a useful tool for detecting the foods causing immediate allergic reactions. The results are patient specific and provide an easy, precise and effective starting point for dietary manipulation.

If you are looking for food INTOLERANCE testing rather than ALLERGY testing – see IgG and IgA panels.


Common symptoms of food intolerances

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Leaky gut
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Fluid retention
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Behavioural problems (ADD/ADHD)
  • Hives
  • Weight changes
  • Swelling
  • Wheezing
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rashes

Conditions which frequently have Food Reaction Components

  • ADHD
  • Difficulty losing weight or weight loss
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Migraine
  • Eczema
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Otitis media
  • Fatigue
  • Psoriasis


Allergy Test Pricing

We offer a very extensive range of general and functional pathology testing. The prices are to give you an indication of cost for the testing panels. Some tests may incur a blood collection fee ($20-$50), and some discounts do apply if more than one panel is ordered. Your practitioner is also able to tailor some tests specifically for you, and this may result in price changes too. Please see the test pricing page here for price indications. 

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The team at Perpetual Wellbeing support the health and wellbeing of the whole family. We promote a more scientifically-based approach to natural healthcare, to help detect the root cause of health issues and treat patients for long-term good health.

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