Your body and how it reacts to different foods
If you are part of the 2/3rds of Americans who experience issues with digestion, you may have once asked yourself, is it something I ate? Food can be one of life's greatest pleasures, but it can also result in uncomfortable burps, stomach aches, or unexpected trips to the restroom. Taking a food sensitivity test could give you some insights into why and what foods you may want to consider avoiding.
Test yourself conveniently and talk to a healthcare provider
Taking a food sensitivity test can help you understand possible causes of some digestive issues or other reactions you might have so you can work with a healthcare provider to find ways to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Collect your sample at your convenience and review your test in the Cue Health App. If you have any questions, you can discuss your results with on-demand telehealth visits through your App.
Is it sensitivity or an allergy?
Physical reactions and symptoms to certain foods are common. But what's the difference between sensitivity and an allergy? Sensitivity is when your digestive system has trouble processing a food or ingredient, which leads to digestive discomfort or pain. An allergy is a potentially life-threatening immune response.
This at-home food sensitivity test helps you understand how your body tolerates 96 different foods and how they may be contributing to indigestion, bloating, or other symptoms. Order your test, send in your sample, and you'll be able to review your results securely in the Cue Health App within a few days. This is not a food allergy test.
This food sensitivity test measures the levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies your body produces in response to different foods. This is not a food allergy test.
- Fast delivery and pre-paid return shipping
- HSA/FSA eligible
- Results sent to the Cue Health App
- Includes a dried blood spot card sample kit
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How it works
Your at-home food sensitivity test helps you understand how your body tolerates 96 different foods with a dried blood sample. Collect your sample privately at your convenience and review your test results in the Cue Health App. If you have questions or need help interpreting your results, you can use your App to access on-demand telehealth visits with board-certified clinicians.
Purchase and register your test kit
Purchase your test kit from the Cue Health website or in the Cue Health App. Once you receive your kit, don't forget to register it.
Collect and mail in your sample
Follow the step-by-step instructions in your test kit and in the Cue Health App to collect your sample. Ship your sample to the lab using your test kit's pre-paid return packaging.
View your results
We'll let you know when your results are ready. Just log in to your Cue Health App to review them securely at your convenience.
Talk to a clinician
If you have questions or want to discuss your results, request an on-demand telehealth session in the Cue Health App.
About this test
What this test measures
Research shows that some antibodies may indicate better or worse tolerance of different foods. This test measures your body's levels of IgG antibodies to determine your sensitivity to 96 different foods:
- Dairy: Casein, Cheddar Cheese, Cow's Milk, Goat's Milk, Whey
- Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Barley, Buckwheat, Chestnut, Chickpea, Coconut, Com, Gliadin (Wheat), Gluten (Wheat), Green Bean, Green Pea, Hazelnut, Kidney Bean, Lentil, Lima Bean, Oat, Peanut, Pecan, Pinto Bean, Rye, Soybean, Spelt, Walnut, Wheat (Whole), White Rice
- Vegetables: Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli/Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Green Bell Pepper, Lettuce, Onion, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato, White Potato
- Fish/Crustacea/Mollusk: Clam, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Trout, Tuna
- Egg/Meat/Poultry: Beef, Chicken, Egg White (Chicken), Egg Whole (Duck), Egg Yolk (Chicken), Lamb, Pork, Turkey
- Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cranberry, Grape, Grapefuit, Lemon, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry
- Herbs/Spices: Ginger, Oregano
- Miscellaneous: Baker's/Brewer's Yeast, Button Mushroom, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Bean (Chocolate), Coffee Bean, Flaxseed, Honey, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed
Who should take this test
Physical reactions and symptoms to certain foods are common. But what's the difference between sensitivity and an allergy? Sensitivity is when your digestive system is unable to process a food, which leads to digestive discomfort or pain. An allergy is a potentially life-threatening immune response. Common food sensitivities include:
- Lactose: People who are lactose intolerant don’t make enough lactase enzyme to break down lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products.
- Histamine: Histamines are naturally occurring chemicals in foods like cheese, pineapples, bananas, avocados, wine, and chocolate.
- Gluten: Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. Gluten sensitivity isn’t the same as having celiac disease, a type of autoimmune disease.
Taking a food sensitivity test can be a helpful first step in understanding and managing symptoms you experience when eating certain foods, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Upset stomach
You must be age 18 or older to take this test. Due to state restrictions, this test is not available to residents of New York.
What's included in the sample kit
This dried blood spot card sample collection kit includes:
- Alcohol wipe
- Sterile lancet x 2
- Blood collection card
- Gauze pad
- Bandage x 2
- Biohazard bag with desiccant
- Return shipping box
- Return shipping envelope bag
- Pre-paid return shipping label
How to collect samples
Get started by downloading the Cue Health App. Please ensure you’ve installed the latest version (1.16 or newer). Follow step-by-step instructions within your app and sample collection kit to collect and mail in your sample.
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Your body and how it reacts to different foods
Frequently asked questions
How accurate are the results?
The laboratories we partner with to process Cue tests are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited, which means they meet the highest standards for pathology and laboratory medicine. Additionally, each of our test kits are assembled in FDA-registered manufacturing facilities.
How long does the testing process take?
In most cases, your results will be available 3 to 5 business days after the lab receives your sample. You’ll be notified once you can securely review your results in the Cue Health App. If your results are delayed, our customer service team will reach out to you.
Holidays may cause shipping and laboratory delays. These holidays include:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
Will my insurance cover the cost of the test?
Cue test kits are not currently covered by insurance, but we are actively working with health insurance companies to get coverage for Cue Health solutions. (Please note, Cue COVID-19 tests are covered by insurance. Check with your provider for details.) However, many Cue test kits are FSA/HSA eligible, which means that your health benefits may cover them. We recommend connecting with your insurance provider directly to inquire about their policies and your plan. We work hard to keep our pricing accessible, and in most cases, the price of a Cue test is comparable to the out-of-pocket costs for testing in a clinical setting.
I ordered my kit. What should I do next?
Get started by downloading the Cue Health App. Please ensure you’ve installed the latest version (1.16 or newer). Follow step-by-step instructions within your app and sample collection kit to collect and mail in your sample. If you have trouble registering your test kit, please reach customer support from the Cue Health App. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 (833)-CUE-TEST.
How will I receive my results?
Health test results can vary from person to person. We recommend speaking with a healthcare provider if you want to better understand your test, or if you have unexpected or abnormal results. You may also receive additional information from our team via email within 24 hours. If your results are invalid and you want to request a replacement test, please contact customer support at 1 (833) 283-8378 or email email@example.com.
Will my package be shipped discreetly?
Your package will be delivered discreetly by Amazon, our delivery fulfillment partner. Your order will arrive in an Amazon box with no test names or Cue Health-branded images. In most cases, Cue Health will not appear on your package; however, it may be printed on your shipping label on rare occasions.
Are at-home test kits available in every state?
Due to state restrictions, Cue mail-in lab tests are not available to residents of New York. Additionally, the Colon Cancer Screening, the Women’s Sexual Health Panel, and the Men’s Sexual Health Panel is not available to residents of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. These restrictions do not apply to Cue’s COVID-19 test.
What support will I get with my results?
What health test results mean can vary from person to person. If you have questions or want to discuss your results, we recommend speaking with a healthcare provider. You can go to the Care tab in your App to consult a provider and access 24/7 virtual care. You might also want to talk with your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your results. If you test positive for certain conditions with a Cue test, you can request a video chat with a clinician through Cue Care™ at no extra cost. If you receive a prescription, you’ll just have to cover the cost of your medicine. Please check the Cue Health App or our Cue Care FAQs for more information on which conditions may be eligible for Cue Care medication delivery.
The price of your test includes the costs for an independent physician or nurse practitioner to review your information, determine whether testing is appropriate, and provide follow-up on your results, plus fees for other administrative and operational support. Of the $127.20 to $159.00, $7.00 is payable to Wheel Provider Group for its test review and clinician consultation services.
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