It’s estimated that 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies. Many dismiss the symptoms as indications of the common cold but if the problems persist, getting allergy testing can help you live a better quality of life.
Differentiating Common Cold and Allergies
There are some telltale signs that your symptoms more likely stem from allergies than the common cold, and our results can help make that determination. Before you schedule your appointment, consider the following questions:
- Do your symptoms last for long periods of time?
- Do symptoms occur without a fever?
- Do you experience itchiness in your nose and eyes?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, allergy testing is a good place to start. Allergies can easily be confused with asthma and illness. When improperly diagnosed and addressed, you’re subject to missing unnecessary time at work and losing out on free time with friends and family.
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. We offer a variety of testing options to determine what type of allergies you have including:
- Food allergy test
- Food sensitivity test
- Environmental allergy test
- Mold allergy test
- Seasonal allergy test
We test for just about everything out there so you can get to the bottom of your problems. Get dog allergy testing to find out if it’s your furry friend making your eyes water, or just find out if dairy is what’s making your stomach upset. Come to Test Smartly Labs to get the answers you need for a happier and healthier you. Call today or stop by for more information.
Allergy Panels 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)