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. 


Mediators

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


Symptoms

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.


Testing

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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