Sameday Health, a nationwide healthcare provider, now offers food allergy testing services in California.
By Exec Edge Editorial Staff
Anyone who suffers from food allergies understands the importance of carrying an epinephrine auto-injector with them in case of anaphylaxis, a serious and potentially fatal allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention. More than 30 million Americans, including 5.6 million children, suffer from food allergies that can lead to anaphylactic shock.
Fortunately, allergy sufferers now have quick and easy access to testing through multi-location healthcare provider Sameday Health. Dedicated to providing a complete healthcare experience, Sameday Health meets clients where they are. With locations across both coasts, the company is pleased to announce its newest service – food allergy testing – currently available at its Manhattan Beach, California, clinic.
Sameday Health Food Allergy Panels
Allergies occur when an individual’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance – pollen, bee venom, or pet dander – or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. The severity of allergies varies among individuals and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis. While most allergies can’t be cured, treatments are available to help relieve symptoms.
Sadly, 200,000 Americans require emergency medical care for allergic reactions to food each year, and at least 170 foods can cause an allergic reaction. The most common food allergies in the United States are shellfish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs.
Studies show that food allergies are rising, so accurate testing and subsequent treatment are more important than ever. Sameday Health provides allergy testing regardless of the season. The Manhattan Beach location is the first to offer comprehensive panels for indoor, outdoor, and food allergies. Here’s a list of the Sameday Health panels currently available.
Food Allergy Panel
This particular test evaluates the presence of an allergy-related antibody to specific foods, including corn, walnuts, peanuts, wheat, shrimp, egg whites, clams, codfish, cow’s milk, soybeans, rice, barley, lobster, and sesame seeds.
Extended Food Allergy Panel
This panel detects the presence of an allergy-related antibody known as immunoglobulin E, or IgE, in a broader range of foods, including beef, pork, rice, chicken, crab, lobster, shrimp, salmon, turkey, melon, wheat, peanut, soybean, pear, pecan nut, peach, codfish, trout, barley, egg white, egg yolk, rye, almond, hazelnut, corn, oat, Brazil nut, cow’s milk, cheddar cheese, clam, sesame seed, and walnut.
SoCal Allergy Panel
This panel screens for allergies that are specific to a client’s locale. Anyone in Southern California (SoCal) experiencing an itchy throat, watery eyes, or sneezing can request this panel to determine which allergens are causing unwanted symptoms and better prepare for allergy season while reducing exposure to allergens in the home.
Benefits of Food Allergy Panels
Allergy testing helps specialists identify the exact allergens that can trigger a reaction and develop a precise treatment solution. With this guidance, clients can learn the cause of their discomfort, how to manage their lifestyle accordingly, and what to do in case of an allergic reaction.
Here are more advantages of food allergy panels:
Eliminating the guesswork: Clients may be tempted to perform their own rudimentary testing to determine which foods are causing an allergic reaction; however, this can be dangerous and time-consuming. An allergy panel is a quick and medically responsible way to identify food allergies.
Making informed choices: Testing can help clients determine which foods to eliminate from their diet without making sweeping changes or sacrificing essential vitamins and minerals. They can also learn what to look for when reading food labels and making food choices at restaurants.
Preventing severe reactions: A food allergy panel can prevent clients from taking unnecessary risks with their health and reduce their chances of experiencing a severe reaction.
Discovering a child has outgrown an allergy: Some people will only experience food allergies as a child. For example, children allergic to milk and eggs often outgrow their sensitivity by the time they reach adulthood. Testing allows parents to know whether certain foods still pose a risk to their children.
How Sameday Health Food Allergy Testing Works
Scheduling a food allergy test is easy. Clients can start by visiting the Sameday Health website. Here, they can select the appropriate lab panel and schedule a time that is most convenient for them. Clients should arrive at the site at least five before their appointment. Once there, a medical professional will guide them through the panel collection process. The entire appointment should take no longer than 10 to 15 minutes. The Sameday Health specialist will review the results and securely send them to the client with a summary of the evaluation. If clients have additional questions, they can schedule a follow-up consultation to discuss the results with a medical professional and create a treatment plan.
Clients may cancel up to two hours prior to their scheduled appointment and still receive a full refund. They will not be refunded if they cancel within two hours of the appointment. While Sameday Health does not accept insurance, its allergy testing prices are straightforward. The Food Allergy Panel is $150, while the Extended Food Allergy Panel and the So Cal Allergy Panel are $250.
Why use Sameday Health for allergy testing?
For those who value both convenience and competence, Sameday Health is the right choice. The company not only provides quick and easy access to allergy testing but also meets the highest standards for medical providers.
In addition to maintaining high standards, Sameday Health provides clients with fast and convenient service. Test results are communicated quickly, discreetly, and securely. Clients don’t have to wait for someone to call them or for medical records to be sent. Instead, they will receive an invitation to sign up for access to Sameday Health’s electronic records system, Elation, via email.
While same-day appointments for allergy testing are not always available, Sameday Health does offer multiple appointments every day to best meet the needs of its clients. With the ability to schedule appointments online, it’s simple for clients to be tested or consult with an allergy specialist.
Other Services Provided by Sameday Health
In addition to administering food allergy panels, Sameday Health offers the following services:
COVID-19 Testing: Sameday Health provides fast, reliable, and non-invasive RT-PCR, Rapid NAAT, and Antigen testing in a limited contact, safe environment while rigorously following CDC guidelines. Clients can also receive COVID-19 vaccinations in select locations.
Vitamin Injections: Sameday Health offers a wide range of vitamin injections that provide wellness benefits, from boosting immunity to building muscle and promoting weight loss. Registered nurses can administer injections discreetly within the comfort of a client’s home.
STD Testing: When it comes to STD testing, clients can rest assured that Sameday Health meets or exceeds regulatory standards. The company offers comprehensive testing for multiple common sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV 1, HIV 2, Herpes Type 1, Herpes Type 2, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
IV Drip Therapy: As with wellness injections, Sameday Health registered nurses can administer vitamin-infused IVs either in-clinic or in the client’s home. These drips are specially formulated to protect clients against the side effects of common issues such as lack of sleep, brain fog, dehydration, and more.
Virtual Therapy: Sameday Health provides virtual therapy and additional support for clients dealing with mental health concerns, such as stress, depression, substance abuse, or relationship struggles. Virtual therapy allows clients to receive the care and support they need in the most convenient way.
Virtual Urgent Care: Sameday Health provides virtual urgent care for common health concerns, such as cold symptoms, urinary tract infections, rashes, minor aches and pains, allergies, migraine therapy, prescription refills, and travel medications.
About Sameday Health
Sameday Health is a multi-location healthcare provider specializing in personalized medical treatments and delivering convenient same-day services, including COVID-19 testing, vitamin injections, IV drips, STD testing, panel testing, and virtual urgent care visits. The company specializes in providing client-centered, transformative care through a network of caring and collaborative professionals, including top-notch physicians. With more than 40 locations in 13 states, Sameday Health is accessible to clients all over the country. For those who don’t feel comfortable traveling to one of these locations, Sameday Health also offers virtual appointments and home visits.