It seems that an increasing number of people are suffering from allergies or intolerances, not just to food but often to elements that we could be in contact with on a daily basis. Particularly worrying is the number of babies and young children who seem to have allergy issues. Allergy Testing can be an efficient way of finding out what those allergies are, but there are several methods and not all are available on the NHS.
There are several different methods of allergy testing. Your doctor may offer you a blood test formally known as a RAST test. You may also be referred to an hospital outpatient clinic where you could have the RAST test, a skin prick test, a patch test, or a food challenge test. The latter test is the most accurate of those mentioned so far, but only one food can be tested at each appointment.
If you visit a private therapist, you will probably be offered the Vega Method where you are connected to a machine. 50 foods can be tested at a consultation and you will have the results immediately. No needles are used, the skin is not broken and it is not painful. Even babies can be treated.