Speedoc food allergy consultation and test

Food Allergy Test (Malaysia)

Food allergies can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age. It can go undetected for long periods of time, especially if a reaction occurs hours or days after the consumption of trigger food.
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Speedoc offers reliable diagnostic testing for food allergy, helps interpret your results, and provides advice about your diet accordingly.
EARLY DETECTION

Possible Symptoms of Food Allergies

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Bloating
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Constipation
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Diarrhoea
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Nausea
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Crohn’s Disease
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Headaches and Migraines
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Obesity
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Chronic weight problems
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Psoriasis and Eczema
Food allergies often remain undetected as they may occur a few hours or even days after the consumption of a trigger food, making symptoms extremely difficult to identify.

How Do I Get Tested For Food Allergies?

Food allergies and intolerances can occur due to problems in different parts of our body’s immune system. Speedoc offers two types of diagnostic tests for food allergies:

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If you have an acute reaction to a certain food, you could have an lgE mediated allergy. The reaction occurs within seconds or minutes of consuming the trigger food and is potentially life-threatening. Symptoms include severe swelling, breathing difficulty, rash, itch, and/or anaphylactic shock.
If your symptoms are less dangerous, you might have a non-lgE mediated allergy such as an lgG allergy. Some symptoms include bloating, nausea, or stomach discomfort. These symptoms can appear for up to three days after consumption of the trigger food but it is this delay in reaction that makes it difficult to pinpoint the trigger foods. An lgG allergy test helps to localise and limit the food suspects.

How Is The Food Allergy Test Carried Out?

In place of the conventional skin prick test, all we need is a blood sample. We will run diagnostic tests on a sample of your blood and the results will be ready in four to six weeks.

Prior to the test, before your blood is drawn, you will have to:

  • Fast for at least 2 hours
  • Avoid oily and fatty foods for at least 8 hours

Once the results are ready, you will receive a report containing individual results for all tested foods.

A Speedoc doctor will schedule a video consultation to explain the results and provide advice on your diet to alleviate some of your allergy symptoms. You will also receive a handy card summarising all the foods you are allergic to.

PACKAGE DETAILS

What Food Allergies Can We Detect?

There are more than 170 foods known to cause allergic reactions. Of these, the eight most common ones are crustacean, egg, fish, peanuts, soya beans, tree nuts, and wheats. Depending on your individual preference, you may opt for a purely diagnostic test or a comprehensive one that tests up to 270 foods to which you may be allergic to.
IgG Basic food allergy test
Basic - 22 Foods
Simple way to find out if you have any food allergies.
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The Basic package tests 22 common foods including lobster, egg, legumes like green bean, pea, and soya bean, and almond and nuts.

The full list of 22 foods can be found here.

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Essential - 90 Foods
Comprehensive report with personalised nutritional guide and recommendations.
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The Essential package tests 90 important foods including crayfish and salmon, egg, legumes, seeds and nuts, mushrooms, dairy products, and meats.

The full list of 90 foods can be found here.

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Vegetarian - 90 Foods
Focused coverage of the 90 most common plant-based foods, egg & diary products.
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If you are a vegetarian, we offer a Vegetarian package that tests 90 important foods, such as typical kinds of vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products, spices and herbs, and mushrooms.

The full list of 90 vegetarian foods can be found here.

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Complete - 270 Foods
Testing is extended to include spices, additives, preservatives and much more.
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The Complete package is the most compressive package that tests 270 foods and additives across a range of meats, vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products, eggs and a number of spices, tea, coffee, and wine.

The full list of 270 foods can be found here.

Why Use Speedoc?

Increased accuracy

As compared to a skin prick test, Speedoc’s food allergy test offers 95.8% accuracy when determining the allergen and predicted severity of the allergic reaction.

Unlike a skin prick test, which may not produce equally accurate results especially on people with darker skin tone, Speedoc’s food allergy test allows for component testing in food allergies. This means the lab can determine the exact protein in a particular food that you may be allergic to and its corresponding allergic reaction.

Reduced exposure and risk

Processing your blood sample in a sterile laboratory eliminates any possibility of an allergic reaction, which is often observed in a skin prick test.

A blood allergy test is beneficial for those who have too much sensitivity for a skin prick test and is perfect for those who are concerned regarding the repercussions of undergoing a skin allergy test.

Added convenience

Undergoing a blood allergy test allows you to continue taking antihistamines. This is because blood tests are not affected by medication. The skin, on the other hand, becomes less reactive with antihistamine in the system and would produce less accurate results in a skin prick test.

If you rely on antihistamines, this would be the most suitable test.

Suitable for children

The food allergy test is suitable for children 11 years and above, however, you can enquire with us if your child is not afraid of the blood-taking process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does the food allergy test work?
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What are the benefits of a food allergy test?
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Is food allergy the same as food intolerance?
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Does the food allergy test detect peanut allergy?
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How do I determine if I have a gluten intolerance?
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Can the food allergy test detect if I’m lactose intolerant?
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How much does an allergy test cost?
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Why should I do a food allergy test?
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Can I engage Speedoc’s food allergy test for my kid?
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Does the food allergy test detect egg allergy?
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