Home allergy testing

Have you ever wondered if your occasional sniffles and sneezes are allergy-related? Now you can take an at-home test that screens for ten of the most common airborne and food allergy triggers. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration and costs about 50 dollars. 

It’s called MyAllergyTest and it’s one of the growing number of do-it-yourself diagnostic tools that include home pregnancy tests and devices that monitor blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

With MyAllergyTest, you collect a few drops of blood and mail them to the test company. The confidential results are mailed to you, or you can check them at a secure website.

The head of the company says the test is not meant to replace a doctor’s visit, but it can catch unidentified allergy cases that can cause annoying and potentially serious health problems like asthma.

If you think you have allergies or have recently been diagnosed with allergy issues, you can visit www.NortonHealthcare.com/PhysicianDirectory to find a doctor that can help you. For more on this story, go to:

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