Food Intolerance Testing

Did you know that 45% of the population suffer from food intolerances?
Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork is now working with Lorisian Food Intolerance Testing as these are the practitioner brand for York Test Laboratories.

Mary also does a variety of other food intolerance tests such as Food Detective Tests and Coeliac Tests from her Nutrition clinics in Cork and Carrigaline.

You can ask Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork about Allergy Testing.


Lorisian has over 30 years’ experience in laboratory diagnostic testing and are Europe’s leading provider of food and drink intolerance tests.

Lorisian food intolerance tests use a very simple finger prick blood collection wand system so is really ease to use. The blood prick sample can be taken at your workplace (for Corporates) or in the comfort of your own home if you are unable to call to my clinic in Cork.

The sample is then posted back to the Lorisian Laboratory, tested and analysed for IgG antibody reactions to a maximum of 150 food and drink ingredients. Your results are back in approx 10 working days.

“Lorisian food intolerance testing service is the only laboratory IgG food intolerance test that I trust, and would recommend it to everyone”

Quote from Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition. He is a leading spokesman on nutrition in the media, specialising in the field of mental health.

Lorisian Testing is for ages 2 years - Adult

Note re Egg results : Lorisian Tests split the Egg result into Egg White and Egg Yolk


Mary also works with Food Detective Tests from her Nutrition clinics in Cork and Carrigaline.

Food Detective tests can be used on Children less than 2 yrs and adults.

Results returned within 1 week.

Note re Egg results : Egg results are for the whole egg

Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork offers the following Tests:

Select a test to order online or read more.

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45% of the population suffer from food intolerances

  • Reactions are usually delayed and symptoms may take several days to appear
  • You can be intolerant to several different food groups at the same time
  • Sufferers can experience multiple symptoms, from migraine to bloating, diarrhoea, lethargy and a generally feeling un well
  • Raised IgG antibodies can be detected in the blood

Food Allergy Testing Cork

A food allergy is relatively rare with only about 2% of the adult population being affected. Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork can discuss food allergies with you.

  • Reactions usually occur quickly, with a maximum of 2 hours after exposure to the ‘reactive’ food
  • The body’s IgE immune system is activated by the immediate ingestion of the reactive food
  • Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose and anaphylactic shock These can potentially be life threatening
  • Trace amounts of these foods can cause reactions

Mother And Children Prepare A meal,mealtime TogetherMany people can suffer for years, having formed a coping mechanism to deal with the symptoms but being unable to enjoy a normal work and home life.  Many people don’t realise that there are easy steps to take that could resolve their condition.

A recent study* has shown that those who eliminated trigger foods based on food-specific IgG test results had reductions in weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and improvements in all indicators of quality of life that were measured. The quality of life indicators included physical and emotional wellbeing, mental health, social life, pain levels and vitality.

*Lewis J et al, 2012: Eliminating Immunologically-Reactive Foods from the Diet and its Effect on Body Composition and Quality of Life in Overweight Persons. Journal Obesity & Weight loss Therapy 2:1

TESTS AVAILABLE from Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork

Lorisian 75

Tests for intolerances to 75 different foods.
Click for details or to book Food Intolerance Testing with Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork

Lorisian 100

Tests for intolerances to 100 different foods.
Click for details or to book Food Intolerance Testing with Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork

Lorisian 150 plus

Tests for intolerances to 150 different foods
Click for details or to book Food Intolerance Testing with Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork

Food Detective from Cambridge Nutritional Sciences

Food intolerance test suitable for everyone including babies from 3 months old and pregnant women
Click here for details or to book a Food Detective Test with Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork

Coeliac /Gluten Testing

Intolerance to gluten can be identified with this test
Click here for details or to book your Coeliac Test with Mary Carmody Nutrition Cork

Symptoms of food intolerance

Food intolerance† is a condition with a wide range of symptoms including: including gut symptoms, bloating, migraines, low mood, weight gain, fatigue and skin problems.

• Abdominal Pain
• Aches and Pains
• Acne
• Bloating
• Constipation
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Weight loss/Weight Gain
• Fluid Retention
• Headaches
• Hyperactivity
• Migraine
• Urticaria
• Wheezing
• Diarrhoea
• Dizziness
• Eczema
• Fatigue
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Itching
• Rhinitis
• Sinusitis
• Stomach Cramps
• Tension
• Tiredness
• Nausea
• Rashes

Cork Nutrition Lorisian Food Intolerance Testing