Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test

At-home indoor and outdoor allergen test with telehealth post-result support to help safely optimize your lifestyle 

Respiratory Environmental Allergy IgE Test
$199
One time purchase - Free Shipping - FSA/HSA Credit Card Payments Accepted

(2 or more at $185.00)

Test for 36 of the most common environmental allergens in the air that may be causing you or your child discomfort. We’ll check an individual’s reaction to a broad set of indoor and outdoor inhalants from pets, trees, grasses, mold, dust, and others for IgE antibodies, whose presence is indicative of an allergic immune response. With easy-to-understand results along with telehealth post-test guidance, gain meaningful insight by identifying problematic airborne triggers for effective allergy management to alleviate symptoms so the body can feel like its best self.
What’s measuredIgE antibodies for 36 common inhalants
The respiratory allergy test determines the concentration of specific IgE antibodies in response 36 different suspected airborne allergens. Each inhalant is rated on a Class scale from 0-6; Class 0 (not detectable) thru Class 6 (very high). Test findings can provide valuable clues to which suspected allergens may be causing symptoms to help better prepare for allergy seasons and reduce exposure in the home. Click here to see a sample Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test report. 

For adults and children 2+Get peace of mind by testing whether your child has a potential airborne allergy. With reactions ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening, accurate identification of IgE-mediated respiratory allergies is critical for your little one’s wellbeing. This test is approved for a self-collected specimen from an individual 18+ or for parents to easily collect a fingerstick dried blood spot (DBS) specimen from a child 2 and older.

Easy at-home test collection kitIn as little as five minutes, collect your sample from the comfort of home and mail it to a certified lab with prepaid shipping. Your kit includes finger prick (tiny blood drop) sample collection supplies along with detailed instructions.

And parents we've got you covered - hospitals use this method of collection on newborns; it's the the least intrusive and painless way to acquire a blood sample.

Certified lab resultsYou can expect timely, secure electronic results delivered to you in just two to five days. The best part is we only work with federal and state-certified laboratories. This means your results are of the highest quality, and you can share them with any clinician.

Telehealth post-test supportAt no additional cost, telehealth support to help you better understand the results. A higher IgE reactivity level can mean there’s a possible food allergy that may be giving you or your child symptoms. Identifying highly reactive foods can be a great place to start when attempting to optimize your diet.

Respiratory Environmental Allergy IgE Test
$199
One time purchase - Free Shipping - FSA/HSA Credit Card Payments Accepted

(2 or more at $185.00)

How It Works

Order Your Test

Your Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test kit is express delivered in 1 to 3 days to your address of choice in plain packaging with no reference to 4U Health visible, for a private testing experience.

Order Your Test

Your Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test kit is express delivered in 1 to 3 days to your address of choice in plain packaging with no reference to 4U Health visible, for a private testing experience.

Collect Your Sample

Simply collect your sample from the comfort of home. Return free of charge to the lab with the prepaid shipping label provided. 

Collect Your Sample

 Simply collect your sample from the comfort of home. Return free of charge to the lab with the prepaid shipping label provided. 

Receive your results

Usually within 2 to 5 days of your sample arriving at the lab, receive secure electronic results on your device of choice.

Receive your results

Usually within 2 to 5 days of your sample arriving at the lab, receive secure electronic results on your device of choice.

Get physician support

We’ve got you covered. Your test is ordered by a physician Health Consultant licensed in your state and comes with oversight to ensure the highest quality service.

Get physician support

We’ve got you covered. Your test is ordered by a physician Health Consultant licensed in your state and comes with oversight to ensure the highest quality service.

Still Have Questions?

What’s included in the at-home Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test kit?

• Pre-paid shipping both ways
• Easy to follow instructions
• An at-home blood drop collection kit (via an easy finger prick)
• Return protective envelope to mail sample to the lab for testing
• Electronic passcode protected results available from your phone or computer
• Printable paper results to share with your doctor
Telehealth result review
• Help along the way if you need it

What is a respiratory allergy? 

Let's get technical! A respiratory allergy is an IgE-mediated immune response to a specific inhalant. Immunoglobulins E (IgE) typically specialize in the defense against parasites. If you have an allergy, your body has for whatever reason confused a harmless substance with a threatening pathogen. Possible substances that can be misidentified are proteins ingested by foods or proteins inhaled thru the respiratory system and found in pollen, animal hair, dust mites, and mold among other things. These possible allergy triggers are called respiratory and food allergens.

 

If you are interested in viewing 4U Health’s - Food Allergy IgE Test, click here.

What are common symptoms of respiratory allergies?

Respiratory induced allergies have a rapid onset of symptoms and may persist with prolonged exposure. They typically appear within seconds to just a few hours after having after having inhaled trigger allergen(s). If you or your child is or has experienced symptoms that you believe may be related to an environmental airborne allergy, testing the body’s IgE antibody response to certain inhalents may help determine the cause of physical symptoms.

 

Head

Difficulty swallowing due to throat swelling
• Itchy sensation in nose
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Sinus congestion
• Sneezing
• Swollen Eyes
• Tingling in throat
• Watery Eyes

Body

• Coughing or wheezing

• Dizziness and/or lightheadedness

• Flushed skin

• General feeling of discomfort

• Inflammation

• Rash / skin problems

• Tingling or itchy sensation of the skin

• Trouble breathing / shortness of breath

 

A respiratory allergy can be the underlying cause of an allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, allergic sinusitis, allergic bronchitis, etc. Also, airborne allergies often share overlapping symptoms with foodborne allergies. Many find it beneficial to undergo respiratory allergy testing together with food allergy testing, for a more comprehensive evaluation to find trigger allergens that may be causing symptoms. If you are interested in learning more about 4U Health’s 44-Food Allergy IgE Test, click here. 

Who should take the Respiratory Environmental Allergy IgE Test? 

This test may benefit children 2 and older or any adult with physical symptoms possibly attributed to an IgE induced response an indoor or outdoor airborne allergen. If you or your child is open to identify a respiratory allergy trigger, then this test may be for you. We measure the body’s IgE immune response to airborne targets to identify possible allergens. Use results as a guide to limit future exposures to feel your best.

What will my test results show me?

Your results will tell you how reactive your IgE antibodies are to the inhalant targets tested in your kit. According to medical studies, the stronger an IgE reaction to a particular target may increase the likelihood and potential severity of a respiratory allergy. The test however cannot give you a definite allergy diagnosis. A diagnosis may only be made by doctors with a combination of allergy testing, medical history along with a physical exam.

 

However, you know your body best and how good you feel. You can use your results as a first indication to limit your exposure to the suspect inhalants from your environment. This may help you avoid symptoms in the future.  

 

Click here to see a sample Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test report. 

Who should not take this test? 

The Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test is not suitable for the following groups of people:

 

• The test taker is under 2 years old.
• You live in New York State. This test is not eligible for self-collection in NY.

 

If you’re experiencing severe allergic reaction symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, hives, fever, or vomiting, we recommend you speak with your healthcare provider right away.

Can I buy now and use this test later? 

Test now or within one year of purchase. This kit has a guaranteed expiration date of at least 12 months. That’s great news if you are buying more than one test to recheck yourself in the future or gifting to a friend or family member for later use.

Can I gift this test to a friend or family member?

All 4U Health tests are eligible for gifting. In fact, they make great presents. The recipient who receives your gift will simply open the kit, register it, and follow the collection instructions. Within a few days of sending to the lab, your friend or family member will receive secure electronic HIPAA compliant results all thanks to your generosity.

Do IgE tests always identify a respiratory allergy? 

It is possible that an elevated IgE level with some inhalants may not cause symptoms. As such, an IgE level is not a standalone definitive diagnosis for a respiratory allergen.

 

Many allergies are mild and only manifest themselves intermittently when the body experiences cumulative exposure to multiple allergens within a short timeframe. Furthermore, when reviewing results, it is important to consider any presence of IgE antibodies to Cross-Reactivity Carbohydrate Determinants (CCDs). Should IgE antibodies to CCDs be identified in a sample, studies show the likelihood of a possible false-positive or clinically irrelevant result increases. Taking antihistamines or cutting out certain allergen exposure prior to taking the test may also impact your results. For example, if you are allergic to dust mites and have thoroughly cleaned your sheets, pillowcases, curtains along with the rest of your entire house and have not been exposed to dust mites for some time prior to your test, it may not show up as an allergy in your results. Please note, do not expose yourself any allergen prior to this test to which you have a known allergy, as this could lead unnecessarily to risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

 

Due to the limitations, a definitive diagnosis of respiratory allergy can only be made by your doctor considering your symptoms and complete medical history in context with a physical examination and allergy testing results. You can use the results as a point of reference to discuss a further course of action with your doctor, who may then no longer need to order skin prick or additional blood tests.

Where is my lab test performed?

4U Health offers at home collection tests with mailing to certified laboratories. The performance of all testing on your samples complies with state and federal regulations. We only work with the best laboratories and health experts. Your Health Consultant provides medical oversight. Our test meets nationwide standards and are as accurate as tests done and services provided in a doctor’s office or hospital. The laboratories we work with are CLIA high complexity testing organizations at the forefront of immunological services.

How is my privacy protected?

Rest assured; HIPAA web security protocols protect your data along every step of the way to identifying suspected respiratory allergens. Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. Your results are securely protected and available for review online; always secure but easily accessible only to you.

Will my Respiratory Environmental Allergy Test be covered by insurance?

Pay upfront and receive no surprise medical bills. 4U Health is not enrolled in Medicare or any other private insurance network. This test is not eligible for Medicare or any other federal or state-funded insurance program reimbursement.

Still have questions about the test?

So you still have unanswered questions. No worries, we’d love to hear from you. Reach us by e-mail, phone or chat and we will do our best to provide answers so you can determine if this is the best test for you or your child.

 

E-mail: help@4uhealth.com

Phone: 866-610-1200

Page Last Updated: May 2, 2022

Page Last Updated: May 2, 2022