What's the difference between food sensitivity and food allergy?

Modified on Mon, 03 Apr 2023 at 11:51 AM

The Home Test Box Food Sensitivity Test is NOT an allergy test. 


Food sensitivities are mediated by IgG, while IgE antibodies mediate food allergies. 


Food allergies can be life-threatening. They can result in symptoms, including swelling and hives. 

Food sensitivity symptoms are less life-threatening than food allergies. They may include bloating, stomach aches, headaches, headaches, and more.


A blood or scratch test is conducted to identify food allergies. 

Food sensitivity testing is performed by exposing your blood to different foods. 

If you have a known allergy, please follow your doctor's recommendations in managing that allergy (regardless of your food sensitivity results).

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