Allergyscope is available in most states in the US. Due to state laws, we are not available in MA, MD, NJ, NY or RI. Your best option, outside of going directly to an allergist is to choose another eligible state and location, which you will be visiting in the near future. We can then work to schedule your test when you are available at that eligible state.
We carry IgE tests for over 200 foods. If the food you are interested in, is not listed when you are ordering the test, let us know and we can add it to your order. Also, if you are not sure what to test, we offer you recommendations, based on the primary foods that make up 85% of all food allergies.
You'll want to include any foods whom you've suspected might be linked to an allergic symptom you've had in the past. (e.g. upset stomach , rash, itching, headache). We generally also recommend the comprehensive panel of 17 foods. If you want the more basic five foods which make up ~85% of food allergies, you'll want to choose fish, milk, eggs, peanuts and shellfish for adults, or milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat and soy for children.
Yes, although you need to be at least 18 years old to use the Allergyscope website, you can order tests for your children. In fact, the inspiration for Allergyscope itself, came from the founder's desire to screen his 5 month old baby for allergies.
Typically, going to an allergy doctor requires 2-3 doctor visits before you are able to get tested and can review your results. These visits often come with co-pays and sometimes other expenses like gas & parking fees. We estimate that on average, the out-of-pocket costs alone add up to $100-$200 to get an allergy test for 5 foods. With allergyscope, that would cost you just $99. And perhaps most importantly- we'll save you hours of your time!
While the results of your test will be directly available to you without needing to see a doctor, you should see a doctor for any medical advise and/or if you need help understanding your results. Many of our customers, especially those who are positive for food allergies, will schedule a follow-up visit with an allergy doctor often scheduling a skin-prick test for that food item within that first visit.
Your results will look like a standard lab testing report, with the items tested and the scores. The results are available in both pdf format and on our website. We also provide references & citations to relevant resources for the food items tested, dishes that you might find those foods in, and even alternative recipes for those dishes.