Environmental Allergy Testing
In addition to seasonal allergies, particles in your everyday environment may be causing your allergy attack. These allergies form when the body’s immune system overreacts to substances in the environment. The causes could be materials such as pollen, pet dander, mold, or dust mites. Identifying the substance that’s causing the symptoms can lead to effective treatment and reduce the possibility of serious health issues.
Allergies And Pets
Unfortunately, dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals can be the cause of many allergic reactions. Pet dander is a top allergen – even if you vacuum a lot! Before you take dramatic measures when it comes to being around pets, you can be tested to know exactly what’s causing your discomfort. We offer a blood test to determine which pet or animal you’re allergic to.
There may be allergens in your home causing your severe sinus headaches and nasal discomfort. Some people are allergic to things like dust and mold, which are common to find in someone’s home. An allergy test can let you know exactly what’s causing your discomfort. Test Smartly conducts allergy by drawing a little blood and then analyzing the specimen for any indicators of specific allergies.
Let us help you get the allergy test you need so you can find your relief. Contact us for the right testing option. Visit one of our locations in the Kansas City area.
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Symptoms Of Environmental Allergies
The symptoms of allergies are similar to colds, but the source of the symptomatic responses are obviously and dramatically different. Where an overactive immune system is the cause of one, the other is caused by viruses.
Pay attention to all the symptoms to understand better what you’re dealing with:
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
If you have asthma, your symptoms might be severe or even life-threatening. Getting tested for a specific allergy allows you to begin treatment, so contact us today!
Be prepared for your lab test:
- Make sure you have been Fasting for at least 10-12 hours for many blood tests
- Make sure you are Hydrated for blood draw
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your lab test upfront (We don't process insurance claims but can provide you with information to submit your own insurance claim)
- If you are having specialized testing, call ahead to help us determine if there are special collection preparations.
- If you are interested in one of our health panels, please feel free to look at our web listing to help identify which one you want performed.
- Please try to arrive 30 minutes prior to business closing to allow us time to process your samples for shipment.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
- The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.