Food Sensitivity Testing
Because both food allergies and food sensitivities carry the ability to significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, it is important to identify any potential intolerances quickly. There are several steps you can take to explore, identify, and address a potential food allergy or sensitivity. To get started, contact us today!
Are You In Need Of A Food Sensitivity Test?
At Test Smartly Labs, we offer tests that will determine if you have any food sensitivities. We can look for hundreds of substances that may be triggering the ongoing discomfort you feel from allergy symptoms, as well as other underlying issues.
While a food allergy can be life-threatening, food sensitivity works differently. Its impact may be delayed or subtle, and it may irritate other bodily systems like the GI tract.
Our blood-based allergy test (the ALCAT test) is preferred because you don’t have to learn your allergy by trial-and-error, nor do you have to undergo a panel of needles and tests. This test helps identify the exact foods that may cause you a light, moderate, or severe reaction.
To find out if you or your loved one needs a Food Sensitivity Test, contact Test Smartly Labs today.
Information On This Topic
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?
The Importance of Allergy, Sensitivity & Intolerance Testing to Food, Pets, Molds, and Plants
Breaking down the common misconceptions surrounding various food intolerances.
Food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances are serious business.
Zoomers Food Sensitivity Tests – Improve Result Accuracy
When a person has a suspected food sensitivity or allergies for individual items or food groups, it can seriously threaten their health every time they grab a snack or meal. Zoomers proprietary food intolerances tests offer a higher degree of accuracy when it comes to determining exactly what foods affect the person.
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.
Just 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.
Fighting Back Against Food Sensitivities
With both food allergies and food sensitivities carrying the ability to significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, it is important to identify any potential intolerances quickly. There are several steps you can take to explore, identify, and address a potential food allergy or sensitivity.
Explore: The first step in identifying any potential food allergy or sensitivity is observing a physical reaction after eating. Seems straight forward, right? It is. The first line of defense in understanding your potential risk for food intolerance is your own body. The best way to explore the possibility of a food sensitivity or allergy is by simply observing your body’s reaction to the foods you are eating. For many individuals, the first step in identifying a food intolerance is a food journal. Keeping a dated record of the food eaten and any physical repercussions will help you identify potential patterns that can direct further exploration designed to identify a food sensitivity or allergy.
Identify: Once you have completed several weeks of food journaling and have identified potential patterns, the work of identifying the potential severity of the intolerance as well as the triggering foods begins. It is critical to differentiate a potential food allergy from a possible food sensitivity. Where food sensitivities are easy, simple, and inexpensive to test for, it should always be the jumping-off point for exploring potential food intolerances – with the obvious exception being a prior life-threatening food-related episode. Quick and affordable, a wide variety of specific food sensitivity testing options are available to concerned individuals without ever needing to set foot in a medical office. These testing options can be customized to the information collected during the food journaling process and are known as Zoomers. From Wheat Zoomers to Dairy Zoomers, these tests can efficiently identify several potential food sensitivities and intolerances, including celiac disease. Many food allergies are best to be identified by a blood test that can indicate one’s susceptibility to certain broad allergens. Common allergy tests include Foods, Environmental, Molds, and Pets. An allergic reaction to particular stimuli can be severe. You should take your allergy test results to a medical practitioner for additional guidance.
Address: Having identified your food allergy or sensitivity, it is time to address the condition at hand. For some, it might mean eliminating certain foods such as wheat, dairy, or soy from your daily diet – while others might need to create an environment completely devoid of the food that triggers an allergic reaction, such as shellfish or peanuts. Through careful monitoring, individuals with food allergies and sensitivities can lead to safe, fulfilling, and productive lives despite their condition.
Okay, Zoomer – Your First Step in Food Sensitivity Identification
As previously mentioned, the first step in identifying any food intolerance is testing for sensitivities such as wheat, gluten, dairy, sulfites, and caffeine. These cutting tests, known as Zoomers, are quick, simple, and affordable testing options that can be obtained with a simple blood draw at a Test Smartly Labs Testing Center. Capable of identifying a variety of sensitivities including wheat, dairy, seafood, egg, peanut, soy, and so much more, Zoomer testing can help direct the treatment of hundreds of medical conditions ranging from vitamin deficiencies, fatigue, discomfort, headaches, weight gain, and numbness in joints. As a reliable first line of identification, Zoomers can greatly improve the quality of life of any individual suffering from food allergies or sensitivities. Zoomers test are peptide level tests that produce very accurate and repeatable results for food sensitivity testing.
Help is Out There
Understanding your true condition is critical. With so much on the line, accurately identifying any potential food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances can preserve your mental health, reduce your stress, improve your overall health, and in some cases – save your life. Being mindful of your symptoms and diet can help dial-in and accelerate the diagnosis process, fast-tracking your way to a healthier, happier, and more comfortable life.
Contact Test Smartly today to identify the variety of food allergy and food sensitivity testing options (including wheat Zoomers, and Dairy Zoomers), and discover how affordable and simple tackling your food intolerance can really be.