Food intolerance test – The blood test is based on detecting the level of antibodies in the blood that are produced in connection with the allergen. Two types of antibodies are known: milk-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) milk-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE). If the IgE blood test is negative and the patient’s complaints persist, a specific IgG blood test should be performed. In some cases of food allergy, the reaction is delayed, making it very difficult to accurately identify the allergenic substance, in which this type of blood test can be of great help.
Lactose intolerance test – The cause of lactose sensitivity is the enzyme that breaks down lactose, the lack of lactase or its insufficient function. If lactose in the small intestine cannot break down into simple sugars, then fermentation through changes in the bacterial flora of the colon results in gas formation. The results of a lactose intolerance and lactalbumin allergy test alone are not yet sufficient to make a diagnosis. To develop a proper lifestyle and eating habits, our gastroenterologists are at your disposal.
The price of the test is 45 000 HUF.
If you wish to have the test performed at one of our lab points, please do not purchase from our webshop, but visit the lab point’s own website.
What is the difference between lactalbumin allergy, lactalbumin intolerance and lactose sensitivity?
It is very important to point out that lactalbumin allergy and lactalbumin intolerance are not the same disease, although in both cases the consumption of milk should be avoided. Moreover, lactalbumin intolerance is also different from lactose intolerance. In case of lactalbumin intolerance, lactose-free milk should be avoided in the same way as normal preparations.
In case of lactose sensitivity, the enzyme (lactase) that breaks down lactose is missing or found in reduced amounts in the body. In this case, the patient may experience unpleasant digestive symptoms (e.g. diarrhoea, bloating, wind-colic) after consuming lactose-containing foods and drinks. As with all other food intolerances, the time of the beginning of symptoms, which does not always show a direct relationship with milk consumption, often makes it difficult to recognize.
How do I prepare for the test?
Having an empty stomach is not required for the test but you cannot eat, drink, chew a gum, or smoke for 2 hours beforehand, as in addition to blood sampling, a sample is also taken from the oral mucosa.
When is the result expected?
After the 14th working day following the test.
HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
In case of online payment, our system sends a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address following the arrival of your payment to our account. This e-mail contains the phone number of our Call Center where you can book your appointment for the service.