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Allergy Testing at Five Journeys

Allergy Testing at Five Journeys

Are you constantly grappling with unexplained symptoms that seem to linger and impact your daily life? That persistent sneezing, those itchy eyes, or the recurring skin irritations could be more than just passing inconveniences. Recognizing what you’re feeling is the first step towards understanding the potential role of allergies in your life. Allergy testing can be the key to unlocking the mystery behind these symptoms, providing a roadmap to a life free from chronic discomfort. Considering allergy testing is not just a choice; it’s an empowering decision to take control of your well-being!

Why Do You Need a Test For Allergy?

Allergy testing equips you with the specific knowledge of your allergens, providing a roadmap for effective management. No longer will you be at the mercy of unidentified triggers; armed with this insight, you can proactively eliminate allergens from your daily life.

What Allergy Tests Do We Offer at Five Journeys?

Allergy Blood Testing

At Five Journeys, we specialize in allergy blood testing, which is a standard, comprehensive panel designed to identify environmental, seasonal, and food-borne allergens. This testing method is particularly beneficial for individuals who cannot undergo skin prick tests due to certain health conditions or medications. Our allergy blood tests provide valuable insights into allergic triggers, helping us tailor treatment plans accordingly. Whether you’re seeking an allergic reaction test or comprehensive allergy screening, we’re here to provide personalized solutions to meet your needs.

Referral to Allergologists

In cases of severe allergies or complex conditions, we work closely with allergologists to ensure our patients receive the most appropriate care. Allergologists specialize in diagnosing and managing allergies, offering advanced testing methods and treatment options for individuals with challenging allergic conditions. Whether you’re seeking specialized care at an allergy testing center or comprehensive treatment for complex allergies, our collaborative approach ensures you receive the highest quality of care.

Other Allergy Tests: While we offer a variety of allergy testing options to suit your needs, there are certain tests that we don’t currently provide. These may include:

Patch Testing

This test for allergy involves applying small amounts of potential allergens to the skin to see if they cause a reaction. It’s commonly used to diagnose contact dermatitis.

Intradermal Testing

In this test, a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin to observe any allergic reaction. It’s often used to diagnose allergies to medications or insect stings.

Provocation Testing

This test for allergy involves exposing the patient to suspected allergens in a controlled environment to provoke a reaction. It’s typically used when other allergic reaction tests are inconclusive.

Interested in Allergy Testing? Ask your provider or book a call with us!

How to Get an Allergy Test at Five Journeys Testing Center?

Getting an allergy test at Five Journeys is a simple process designed to provide you with valuable insights into your allergic triggers. Here’s what you need to know to get started:

  1. Schedule an Appointment: If you’re not a Five Journeys patient already, the first step is to schedule an appointment with our team. You can book a discovery call or email us to schedule a consultation. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting a convenient appointment time that fits your schedule.
  2. Consultation with Our Specialists: During your first appointment, you’ll meet with our experienced healthcare professionals who specialize in allergy testing and treatment. They will take the time to understand your medical history, allergy symptoms, and any specific concerns you may have.
  3. Allergy Testing: Based on your consultation, our team will recommend the most appropriate allergy testing method for you. At Five Journeys, we primarily offer allergy blood testing, which is a safe and reliable way to identify allergic triggers without the need for skin pricks or injections.
  4. Results and Treatment Options: After your allergy test, our team will analyze the results and discuss them with you during a follow-up appointment. Depending on the findings, we will tailor a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your allergies effectively. This may include dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, and allergy medication recommendations.
  5. Ongoing Support: At Five Journeys, we are committed to supporting you throughout your allergy treatment journey. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and provide ongoing guidance and support to help you live a healthier, allergy-free life.
With an unwavering dedication to personalized care and a holistic approach, we ensure that your allergy testing procedure is thorough, accurate, and tailored precisely to your unique requirements. Beyond mere allergic reaction diagnosis, our expertise extends to guiding you through a comprehensive journey of understanding and managing your allergies. 
Allergy Testing at Five Journeys

Why Begin Improving Your Health with Five Journeys?

Beginning your journey to improved health with Five Journeys offers a comprehensive approach that encompasses various aspects of wellness. Our commitment to optimal health and well-being is evident in our personalized and holistic approach to care. Here are some reasons why you should choose Five Journeys to improve your health:

Holistic Approach

At Five Journeys, we recognize that true wellness encompasses more than just physical health. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of your well-being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Personalized Care

We understand that each individual is unique, and their health needs are different. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing chronic conditions, or optimizing your overall health, we provide personalized solutions that prioritize your well-being.

Our devoted team in Boston and Newton, MA, is dedicated to enabling you to lead a life free from the limitations imposed by allergic reactions, fostering a supportive and uplifting atmosphere throughout the process. Count on our proficiency to elevate your allergy testing experience into a journey of enlightenment and empowerment.

Embrace the journey towards clarity, well-being, and a life liberated from the constraints of allergies!

*Massachusetts law does not allow us to accept MassHealth & Medicaid. Other exceptions may apply.

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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RealTime

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Nordic-Labratories

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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IGX

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
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Quest

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Galaxy

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Doctors-Data

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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DiagnosTechs

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted