If you're battling seasonal or environmental sensitivities, the Airborne Allergens Test* helps determine exactly what is giving you the most trouble. This panel tests for reactivity amongst molds, grasses, tree pollens and other common triggers.
*Please note that this test is only for those age 18 and older.
Consider taking this test if you regularly experience the following symptoms:
- Loss of smell
- Coughing or sneezing
- Red or watery eyes
- Headaches or migraines
What this test tells you:
This panel assesses your IgGImmunoglobulin G (IgG) is the most common type of antibody in your blood. antibody response to 48 common allergens, providing useful information for effectively managing airborne sensitivities. Your results will be grouped by allergen category and measured by reaction class, ranging from 0 (very low) to 4 (very high).
Seasonal vs. Environmental Allergens:
Seasonal allergens are generally limited to the outdoors and are dependent on the time of year while environmental allergens can be found year-round and are related to your immediate surroundings, such as your living space. Seasonal allergens vary widely based on region, but often include irritants such as tree and grass pollen. Environmental allergens can encompass outdoor irritants as well but are generally attributed to indoor triggers such as dust mites, mold and pet dander.
Airborne allergens – also known as respiratory or inhaled allergens – are the most common, affecting approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. This includes seasonal and environmental irritants, both of which can change based on your region and surroundings.
In addition to spores and pollens from plants, indoor allergens like mold and dust can produce symptoms that range from minor to severe in affected individuals. A runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes are just a few symptoms commonly associated with inhaled antigens.
While the proper screening, identification and elimination of airborne allergens can provide relief for many, it’s important to first consult with a healthcare practitioner if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above.
The Airborne Allergens Test is comprised of these 48 common indoor and outdoor irritants:
1. Activate your kit
After your test kit is delivered to your door, activate it online at www.notch.health/activate using the ID included in your package.
2. Collect your sample
Complete your sample collection by following the step-by-step instructions included in your kit and return it to us with prepaid shipping.
3. Get your results
You’ll receive your test results in 5-10 business days, as soon as they’ve been reviewed by an independent, board-certified physician.
Who is Notch for?
Notch is for anyone over the age of 18 who is looking to complete a lab test from the comfort of their own home. Our health tests cater to those who are looking to pinpoint food sensitivities, vitamin deficiencies, airborne/environmental sensitivities and more.
Do I need a prescription to use Notch?
No, you do not need a prescription. Notch works with a physician network to authorize test requisitions in each state that we offer test kits.
Where do you ship to?
We currently ship to most U.S. addresses and U.S. territories, excluding New York State, New Jersey and Rhode Island. We do not ship to PO Boxes/APO/FPO addresses.
Is my information safe?
Are Notch health tests the same tests you would take in a doctor’s office?
Notch health tests are the same tests as you would take in a doctor's office. Samples are sent to our CLIA-certified lab and analyzed by qualified laboratory technicians. The only difference is the method in which we collect your blood. We collect blood with a capillary blood sample (finger prick) instead of a venous blood sample (taken from the vein).
Is this replacement for visiting a doctor?
If and when possible, we encourage everyone to use their own doctor and health insurance for health tests. Home health testing is often more convenient and flexible than traditional health testing. However, we are not a replacement for visiting a doctor and do not diagnose, prescribe, treat or provide personal medical advice.