Food Allergy Testing
It can be an alarming experience as a parent to find out your child has a food allergy, especially because the reaction can be life-threatening. According to FoodAllergy.org, “Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 children or roughly two in every classroom.”
Understanding The Growing Challenge
Statistics show that about 30% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food. The CDC reported the food allergy problem grew by 50% between 1997 and 2011.
Children aren’t the only ones with food allergies either – many adults are finding out they have food allergies later in life.
Food allergies vary in their severity, but it’s incredibly important that the allergy is understood and acknowledged so the allergic reactions can be avoided and treated. Contact Test Smartly Labs to take the first step in controlling your allergies.
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Understanding the Differences between Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities & Intolerances
There are millions of people all over the world who have some kind of allergy, and they don’t even know it. Have you ever felt that as the season changes, your skin gets itchy, or you sneeze when you pet an animal, or you start wheezing or feeling bloated when you eat a specific food item?
Zoomers Food Sensitivity Tests – Improve Result Accuracy
When many people think of laboratory blood tests, they imagine making an appointment at their doctor's office, taking time off work, paying large fees, and waiting around in the lobby for who knows how long.
Our “Gold Standard” Food Allergy Test
At Test Smartly Labs, we use the ALCAT test which can measure your reaction to foods, chemicals, and molds. A standard lgG blood test depends on what you previously ate, but the ALCAT test can tell you much more.
Watch how it works:
To get started, contact Test Smartly Labs.
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.