Welcome to 5Strands Affordable Testing
Review our wide selection of tests and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Choose the Download Option or Shipped Option before completing your purchase.
Upon the arrival of your form (via download or mail), fill out the info requested. Collect HAIR sample (pulled hair preferred) and place in a clear seal-able bag.
Mail the completed form and hair sample together to address provided.
5 Strands® Affordable Testing provides a simple test to determine what food and environmental substances that may cause non-IgE mediated reactions, known as INTOLERANCES. The testing process is simple and painless due to utilizing a HAIR sample. Intolerance reactions are not life threatening and have a delayed onset with symptoms appearing several hours or days after ingestion or exposure. Common symptoms include eczema, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, pain, inflammation, or weight problems. In addition to over 650 food and environmental items tested, we also test metal/mineral exposures and nutritional deficiencies. This comprehensive test can be utilized as a screening tool to allow you to make the necessary changes for a healthier lifestyle.
Our mission is to empower families with a voice about their own health care and that of their pets. We strive to fill the void of consumer-driven needs with our affordable testing.
Intolerance Test for Cats
Adults and Children
Swelling of the lips, face, and tongue.
Hives, itching, nausea, and vomit.
Tightness in chest, wheezing, and abdominal pain.
Headache, mood swings, eye mucus, and runny nose.
Bloating, IBS, water retention, and diarrhea.
Joint pain, skin irritation, itching, and acne.
CATS, DOGS, & HORSES
Swelling of the mouth, chin, and eyes.
Hives, eczema, vomit, and diarrhea.
Ear infection, breathing difficulties, and snoring.
Hot spots and excessive hair loss.
Chewing on the paws and joint pain.
Severe gas, diarrhea, and runny nose.
Why choose 5Strands?
No pricks, no prods, no pain!Collecting a hair sample is easy and non-invasive. We require only 10-15 strands of hair.
Faster ResultsHair testing is completed quickly and efficiently with results reported within 5-7 days after the sample arrives at the lab. Other types of testing may take up to several weeks.
Affordable CostWe provide a way to test more items cost-effectively, allowing us to pass the savings along to the customer.
Hair Testing Is StableOur testing is not affected by factors such as recent meals, stress, medications, dye, etc. Hair testing eliminates storage, transportation and usability constraints that are associated with other types of tissue samples.
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