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?
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Mold Allergy Testing
You may be experiencing mold allergies if you seem to have symptoms no matter the season. Unlike seasonal allergies that can be tied to agriculture, or environmental or food allergies that can be caused by something you are exposed to occasionally, mold is everywhere. If you’re allergic to some type of mold, you’re not only going to experience uncomfortable symptoms, but you'll also be putting your health at risk.
Mold: Defending Against A Common Threat
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says, “Outdoor molds may cause allergy symptoms in summer and fall (or year-round in some climates). Indoor molds may cause allergy symptoms year-round.” Every second, mold spores could be released into the air you’re breathing, so it’s best to test for an allergy immediately.
How Do We Test For A Mold Allergy
At Test Smartly Labs, we can draw blood and send it off for analysis that will help determine exactly what form of mold you’re allergic to. This could be anything from:
- Outdoor fungus spores
- Rotting, decomposing trees and leaves outside
- Mildew in the bathroom sinks or tubs
- Mold in the kitchen and on its surfaces
Let us help by testing to see what type of mold is causing you discomfort. Visit a Kansas City area location. Call us, walk-in, or schedule online.
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Mold Allergy Tests and Panels:
At Test Smartly Labs, we can help provide the following mold tests and panels:
- 14-Panel Mold Test: 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
- 24-Panel Mold Test: Smut Mix, Mucor Mix, Trichoderma, Rhizopus, Chaetomium, Phoma, Rhodotorula, Botrytis, Epicoccum Curvularia, Cladosporium, Helminthosporium, Stemphylium Candida Albicans, Monilia, Cephalosporium Fusarium, Pullularia, Aspergillus, Nigrospora, Alternaria, Penicillium, Saccharomyces, Cephalothecium.
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.