Find Out What You’re Allergic to Before Allergy Season

Prepare for allergy season before allergy season strikes!

In just a few short months spring will be in full effect. And because of a wet and mild winter, some believe the upcoming allergy season could be severe for allergy sufferers. Warmer weather through much of the Midwest, coupled with rain and a lack of snow cover, could increase the mold count and other allergens. Those who suffer from allergies don’t have to wait until spring hits to prepare. Local, thorough, allergy screening is available to the public even without a prescription.

Screen for What’s In Your Neighborhood

While there probably isn’t a test that can tell you if you’re allergic to your pesky neighbors or their poorly maintained yard, our walk-in Kansas City lab at ArcPoint Labs, can screen for common regional allergens. We offer a variety of allergy panels including 45 regional allergens like grasses, weeds, trees, molds, and epedermals. Because some allergens are region specific, we’ll ensure we test for the ones most often found throughout the area. While it’s difficult to test for every possible allergen, our screen tests for the most common in the Midwest.

Discover What Mold Sets You Off

We also offer an additional mold panel, which screens for 24 of the most common indoor and outdoors molds. This can be a huge benefit to those who suffer from:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough and postnasal drip
  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat
  • Watery eyes
Identifying the allergens that set you off can put you in the best position to eliminate the mold indoors, deal with mold outdoors and seek treatment from your primary care physician.

Test for Food Allergies at the Same Time

While you are being tested for seasonal allergies, you can also take advantage of our food allergy screen. Available in two panels, we can test for 46 (meats/poultry, dairy, seafood, fruit, vegetables, grains) or 90 (meats/poultry, dairy, seafood, fruit, vegetables, grains, spices, additives) food allergens based on your level of concern. If you’ve experienced odd reactions to different foods or want to rule out an allergy as the cause of a symptom, our screens will provide you with a wealth of information. Bundling your screens allow us to test for a variety of allergens while giving you the peace of mind or next course of action.

Take The Next Steps

Armed with the confidential results of your screens, you have everything you need to visit your doctor and develop an action plan. This may or may not involve the use of over-the-counter allergy medication, a change in lifestyle, home/office modifications (mold) or a change in diet. Rest assured our state-of-the-art lab and our trained professionals will provide you with a thorough list of results to put you into best possible position to make a decision.

Regardless of what mother nature brings this spring, you can prepare now. Avoid a season of itchy eyes, clogged sinuses and mounting frustration. Stop guessing about your allergies. Get the peace of mind, avoid a doctor’s referral and have the right information to make the best decisions about your health before allergy season hits. Contact our local Kansas City office to schedule your appointment.

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