Food & Pet Sensitivity
If you have ever suspected that you have a sensitivity to a food or pet, but haven’t wanted to give up said food or pet to see if your symptoms change, consider getting a food or pet sensitivity genetic profile. This can determine what you are likely reacting to and can give you insight into how best to change your diet. Test Smartly Labs can do one of these profiles for you.
What Are The Tests?
A food sensitivity test could be conducted in one of two ways.
Blood sample to test the IgE levels, which tests the immunoglobulin E in your blood. Depending on the levels, your body may be overreacting to a normally harmless substance. In other words, it creates an allergic reaction.
Skin prick test, in which the doctor inserts a small amount of a substance just beneath the surface of the skin to see if a reaction occurs.
What Does It Test For?
A food and pet sensitivity profile can determine if you react to certain things such as:
- Cow-milk proteins
- Pet dander
- And much more
Getting a sensitivity test can give you answers, and help you make the necessary life changes to be a healthier, happier you. Let Test Smartly Labs help you on that path. Contact us today.
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Sensitivities vs Allergies
A food allergy is generally far more serious than a sensitivity, and is caused by a reaction in the immune system. Allergies can be life threatening. Symptoms can be mild or serious depending on the severeness of the allergy, and these symptoms can include:
- Chest tightness
- Runny eyes and nose
- Shortness of breath
Food sensitivities, on the other hand, originate in the digestive system. Sensitivities are not as serious as allergies, and the symptoms usually take longer to show.
Test Smartly Labs can give you insight into what you are suffering from. Contact us today.
Be prepared for your DNA or Paternity Test!
- Bring Government Issued ID.
- Bring Birth Certificate for Child. If none, bring a social security card, insurance card, or something else to help support identification.
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure.
- Provide Authorizations to Receive Results.
- Most DNA will require a Buccal Swab specimen from the mouth.
- Prenatal DNA will require a Blood Draw so you will want to by hydrated.
- Be prepared to have a photo taken of all parties being tested.
- Do not eat anything (particularly meat, vegetables and breast milk for infants) for an hour before arriving.
- You do not have to arrive together or go to the same Test Smartly. Labs Testing Center but do coordinate plans with all parties being tested.
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.