Seasonal Allergy Testing
If you experience seasonal allergies, this means you are allergic to particles in the air that are not usually dangerous. However, you may experience a more serious reaction if you already have an underlying health condition. Seasonal allergies often cause symptoms like a runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and breathing problems. If you’d like to find out exactly what you’re allergic to, Test Smartly can help.
Seasonal Allergy Lab Panels
We offer several standard panels that will determine what your allergic to:
- 10-Panel Summer Grasses: Alternaria tenuis; Bahia grass; Bermuda grass; Cladosporium herbarum; fescue, meadow; Johnson grass; Kentucky bluegrass (June grass); Mucor racemosus; rye grass, perennial; Timothy
- 13-Panel 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 dock weed
- 45-Panel Regional Inhalants: Bluegrass/June, Orchard, Fescue, Vernal, Ryegrass, Redtop, Timothy, Brome, Aspergillus, Alternaria, Helminthosporium, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Rhizopus, SmutMix/Stemphylium, Candida Albicans, Ragweed Pigweed, Lamb’s Quarters, Greasewood, Marsh Elder, English Plantain, Dock/Sheep Sorrel, Sage, Saltbush/Scale Mix, Russion Thistle, Kochia/Firebush, Cottonwood/Aspen, Alder, Ash, Juniper/Cedar, Box Elder/Maple, Oak, Elm, Willow, Walnut, Hazelnut, Sycamore, Birch, House Dust-Mites, Cockroaches, Cat, Dog, Horse, Feathers-Mixed
To investigate the cause of your symptoms,, contact Test Smartly Labs and schedule a seasonal allergy test. Visit a Kansas City area location. Call us, walk-in, or schedule online
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The National Institutes of Health says seasonal allergies involve:
- Weed Pollen – ragweed is the most common cause (amongst other weeds)
- Runs from August – November
- Counts are highest in the morning or on dry, windy days
- Grass Pollens
- Can be regional AND seasonal
- Only a few kinds of grass cause allergies: Bermuda grass; Johnson grass; Kentucky bluegrass; Sweet vernal grass; Timothy grass; Orchardgrass
- Tree Pollens – most common is oak (elm, hickory, sycamore, and walnut can cause allergies too)
- Runs as early as January in southern states and May/June in Northeast
- Release huge amounts that can travel for miles
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.