Kate Young, BSc

Lab Manager

Kate Young joined Test Your Intolerance in 2021 as our Laboratory Manager, following 7 years in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for the Oak Clinic Group in Japan. Coordinating a team of 6, her expertise in processing protocols and validations has allowed us to gain ISO 9001 accreditation status and work towards Good Lab Practice and further ISO. After completing her BSc Combined Science: Human and Environmental Biological Studies in 1995, she describes herself as having ’detailed research skills and a very innovative mindset’.

Whilst working in embryology, Kate worked on 14 different publications including, ‘trophectoderm biopsy and human blastocyst development’, and talked at the ‘European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’. Kate is a trusted member of the Test Your Intolerance team and her attention to detail ensures that each test is in safe hands and able to be validated.


Posts by Kate Young:

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Seasonal flu affects a huge number of people all around the world. Learn more about what causes it and which seasonal flu vaccine is best for this year.

A bee pollinating a flower

Pollen Allergy Symptoms

The warmer months and seasons of the year come with the much-needed sunlight and outdoor activities, but they also present a new problem: pollen allergy or allergic rhinitis. So, even though spending time outside in the sun may seem incredible, this may affect those suffering from allergic rhinitis because that’s when plants come to life […]

Allergic Rhinitis

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, known as hay fever, results from outdoor and indoor allergens. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, however, is a result of pollen from weeds, trees, and grass affecting one’s immune system, even though these substances are usually harmless to other people. Allergic rhinitis can occur seasonally or all year round, depending on the allergens that trigger […]

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At-Home Seasonal Allergy Test

When your immune system reacts to something that doesn’t bother most of the population at a specific time of the year, you must suffer from seasonal allergies. People with seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis) always react to pollen. So, one can react to a specific plant’s pollen or more than one plant’s pollen. Besides pollen, one […]

A close-up of eczema on a person's arm

Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Eczema?

Eczema, commonly known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that’s not contagious, and severe itching, scaly rashes, oozing, and redness characterise it. These symptoms can not only be painful but also cause blisters and changes in skin colour. Sometimes eczema is linked with hay fever, allergies, and asthma. If your child suffers from […]

Grass pollen

Grass Pollen Season

Grass pollen is the topmost common cause of seasonal allergies {1}. During late spring and early summer, grass pollen is the most common culprit causing allergic rhinitis. However, if you live in warmer areas that don’t necessarily have cold seasons, then it is possible to get affected by grass pollen all year round. There are […]

A woman dressed in winter clothes coughing and covering her face with a tissue

Why Do Allergies Get Worse in Winter?

During winter, cold weather and shorter days drive us to stay inside for the most part. Due to the cold, plants die in this season, and you’re less likely to be exposed to grass, weed, and tree pollen which are the major causes of allergies in summer, spring, and fall. Because you’ll be spending more […]