Benefits of Conducting an Allergy Test with Speedoc

By the team at Speedoc,
 
September 17, 2021

Ever wondered what food you have always been allergic to? Always had an occasional migraine or tummy upset that occurred due to unknown reasons? With Speedoc’s Food Allergy Test, you can satisfy your curiosity in approximately two weeks.

All you need to do is book a consultation via our Speedoc app and our medical professionals will visit you at your convenience within the comfort of your home. Our doctors and nurses can also guide you through the necessary steps.

Once you have determined the allergens that cause allergic reactions, you can work to avoid encountering them. Simple lifestyle changes can certainly make a big difference. However, avoidance isn’t always the safest or even the best solution.

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POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS OF FOOD ALLERGY

Food allergies often remain undetected as they only occur a couple of hours or even days after the consumption of a trigger food. This makes these symptoms extremely difficult to identify. Possible symptoms of an allergic reaction includes:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Chronic weight problems
  • Psoriasis and Eczema

What Should You Do With the Allergic Reaction You Experience?

For most parts, the allergic reactions you experience either because of food sensitivities or as a reaction to contact with external triggers like pollen, food, medication, dust, or even insect bites. If the allergic reaction is not serious, it can probably be treated at home or with the help of a doctor via a video consultation.

If the allergic reaction occurs too often or affects your daily activities or lifestyle, it is a better bet to conduct a test to determine the triggers of your allergic reaction.

HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SPEEDOC'S FOOD ALLERGY TEST

REDUCED EXPOSURE & RISK

Instead of the conventional method of conducting an allergy test with a skin allergy test where allergens are scratched onto one’s skin’s surface to observe a possible allergic reaction, we only require your blood sample.

As your blood is being processed in the lab, this eliminates any possibility of an allergic reaction which is often monitored when a skin allergy test is done.

This approach 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.

INCREASED ACCURACY

Finding out what you may be allergic to is important. In some cases, skin allergy test results on people with darker skin tone may be less accurate as it is more difficult to accurately interpret the skin allergy test results.

On the other hand, the benefits of opting for Speedoc's food allergy test could be a better option because it offers 95.8% accuracy. Blood testing also allows for component testing in food allergies, this means that the lab can determine the exact proteins in a particular food which you may be allergic to and the predicted severity of your allergic reaction to it.

ADDED CONVENIENCE

As compared to skin allergy tests, you can continue taking antihistamines if you opt for a blood allergy test. This is because the components within anto-histamines tend to make the skin less reactive but blood tests however, are not affected by medication. This is beneficial for patients who cannot stop taking medication.

SPEEDOC FOOD ALLERGY TEST

Here’s what you need to do! Depending on your individual preference, you may opt for a purely diagnostic test up to a comprehensive test that tests for a total of 270 foods to which you may be allergic.

These include food such as cereals, fish, seafood, eggs, milk products, meat, vegetables, legumes, fruits, seed and nuts, spices and herbs, yeast, tea, coffee and wine, sweeteners and many more.

For more information on Speedoc's food allergy test pricing and packages please refer here for more details.

HOW DOES THE FOOD ALLERGY TEST WORK?

Finding out what you are allergic to is really simple. Our medical professionals will only need to draw a sample of your blood and the results will be handed over to you in approximately two weeks.

As soon as your results are out, Speedoc can help interpret the results and provide advice on your diet to alleviate some of your allergy symptoms.

You will be provided with a handy card containing the foods you are allergic to for your convenience.

READY TO LET SPEEDOC HELP FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO?

With early detection, you can continue consuming your favourite foods with a peace of mind! All you need to do is contact us for a screening and remember to avoid oily and fatty foods 2 hours prior to your test as it may affect your blood sample.

Download the Speedoc app and book your allergy test today.

Alternatively, call us at +65 6909 7799 or send us an email at clinic.sg@speedoc.com for more information.