No one likes having a cold, and for the 50 million Americans living with some kind of allergy, it can feel like they constantly have one. Allergy symptoms tend to include itching, sneezing, runny noses, scratchy throats, watery eyes, and sinus pain. Basically, they make life miserable if you don’t know you have them or don’t treat them properly. Luckily, there’s a lot of science behind allergies, and new discoveries have been made in testing and treatments designed to help you survive.
If you suffer with an allergy, this indicates your body is reacting to and defending itself against something it recognizes as harmful. This response can be uncomfortable and even deadly. Without testing, it is impossible to know when you will run into something you could be fatally allergic to.
Test Smartly Labs provides multiple allergy testing options so you can get to the bottom of what’s making you miserable and even potentially putting you in the way of severe harm.
Types of Allergy Testing
You can get a blood allergy test or a skin allergy test, sometimes called an allergy patch test. At Test Smartly Labs we perform blood allergy tests as those are the gold standard for accurate results that won’t be interfered with by medications you take. While the blood test results do take longer to come back than a skin allergy test, you have the benefits of only needing your blood drawn once versus being pricked or injected with various allergens.
Comprehensive Allergy Panel
Foods. Grasses. Animals. Pollen.
Maybe you’ve noticed you feel sick after eating certain foods or that you can’t stop sneezing in the spring or fall. There’s no telling what you’re allergic to without accurate allergy testing. Our allergy blood test can check for a specific allergen, or we can run a series of tests to get to the bottom of what’s making you miserable. They’re especially effective at picking up food allergies and environmental allergies.
Environmental allergies occur when your body has an immune response to something in your surroundings that would be harmless to someone without the allergy. Think of this as dog allergy testing, cat allergy testing, or dust allergy testing. These are all environmental allergies.
Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing
Food allergies doubled from 1997 to 2011 and now about 32 million Americans have food allergies - including about 1 in 13 children - according to the CDC. Some of the most common food allergies include: peanuts, eggs, soy, shellfish, and milk. At Test Smartly Labs, we also do food sensitivity tests that wreak a subtler havoc on your body. Click to learn more about our food allergy testing using the “Gold Standard” ALCAT test.
Mold can be dangerous. It’s an allergy to be taken seriously which can cause serious health risks, especially for those with asthma. Learn more.
You probably get sick of skipping the hayride every fall or sitting on the sidelines to watch the Easter egg hunt every spring. Our staff is here to provide a seasonal allergy panel so you can pinpoint exactly why your allergy symptoms arise every year.
You or your doctor can request allergy testing. If you want to test for allergies using a blood test, Test Smartly Labs can help. Give us a call.
Common Allergy Panels at Test Smartly Labs
You can count on us to run your allergy panels. We have a variety of options to fit your budget and needs. Whether you need to test a specific food or type of allergen or request a panel to see if you’re allergic to multiple things, Allergy Panels at Test Smartly Labs provide answers you can count on. We offer:
Allergy: Food Profile (Beef, Pork, Fish/Shellfish, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Chocolate & Corn)
Allergy: Fish Profile (Codfish, Halibut, Mackerel, Perch, Salmon, Trout & Tuna)
Allergy: Shellfish Profile (Shrimp, Lobster, Crab, Clam, Oyster & Scallops)
Allergy: Nuts (Almond; Brazil Nut; Cashew; Hazelnut/Filbert; Peanut; Pecan nut & Walnut)
Allergy: Grains (Wheat, Barley, Whole Grain; Corn; Oats; Rice; Rye)
Allergy: Dairy (Casein; Cheese, Blue (mold cheese); Cheddar; Cow’s Milk; Lactalbumin, Alpha-;Lactaoglobulin)
Allergy: Mold (Alternaria tenuis; Aspergillus fumigatus; Aureobasidium pullulans; Candida albicans; Cladosporium herbarum; Epicoccum purpurascens; Fusarium moniliforme; Helminthosporium halodes; Hormodendrum hordei; Mucor racemosus; Penicillium notatum; Phoma betae; Stemphylium botryosum)
Allergy: Fall Weeds (Cocklebur; English plantain; goldenrod; kochia (firebush); lamb’s quarters; marsh elder, rough; mugwort;pigweed, rough; ragweed, false; ragweed, common/short; lenscale; wormwood/sagebrush; yellow dockweed)
Allergy: Summer Grasses (Alternaria tenuis; Bahia grass; Bermuda grass; Cladosporium herbarum; fescue, meadow; Johnson grass; Kentucky bluegrass (June grass); Mucor racemosus; rye grass, perennial; Timothy)
Allergy: Vegetable (Broccoli; Cabbage; Cauliflower; Celery; Cucumber; Lettuce; Spinach)