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4.44(583 reviews)
1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 331361611 NW 12th Ave
OpenTue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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I was able to choose a Quest lab location and schedule an appointment. Check in was easy, and I only needed to provide my name and DOB. They were able to locate my order in their system. They were already aware that my labs were paid for prior to the appointment. I had my labs done on a Wednesday, and I received my results by Saturday. Great experience.
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4.34(571 reviews)
1050 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 331361050 NW 14th St
OpenTue 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Quest. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.
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4.59(597 reviews)
777 E 25th St, Hialeah, FL 33013777 E 25th St
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.
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4.17(539 reviews)
777 E 25th St, Hialeah, FL 33013777 E 25th St
OpenTue 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.
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4.25(557 reviews)
333 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140333 41st St
OpenTue 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Recent patient review

I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Quest Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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4.14(478 reviews)
8279 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 331448279 W Flagler St
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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4.44(460 reviews)
2600 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 331722600 NW 87th Ave
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Quest Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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4.12(402 reviews)
10920 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 3316110920 Biscayne Blvd
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Recent patient review

Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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4.14(464 reviews)
3705 W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL 330123705 W 20th Ave
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

After receiving my results, I called Quest Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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4.19(473 reviews)
9521 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 331569521 S Dixie Hwy
OpenTue 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Recent patient review

I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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4.25(586 reviews)
11485 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 3316511485 SW 40th St
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.
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4.16(527 reviews)
11410 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 3317611410 N Kendall Dr
OpenTue 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Recent patient review

After receiving my results, I called Quest Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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4.59(509 reviews)
13808 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 3318413808 SW 8th St
OpenTue 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.
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4.35(405 reviews)
18600 NW 87th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 3301518600 NW 87th Ave
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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4.33(490 reviews)
20445 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 3318020445 Biscayne Blvd
OpenTue 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.
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4.27(491 reviews)
12554 SW 120th St, Miami, FL 3318612554 SW 120th St
OpenTue 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Quest Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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4.21(414 reviews)
12237 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL 3302712237 Pembroke Rd
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

After receiving my results, I called Quest Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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4.46(558 reviews)
16217 SW 88th St, Miami, FL 3319316217 SW 88th St
OpenTue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Quest. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.
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4.54(547 reviews)
17119 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 3302717119 Miramar Pkwy
OpenTue 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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4.53(485 reviews)
3343 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 330213343 Sheridan St
OpenTue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.
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The Food Allergy Panel measures the levels of IgE antibodies that your immune system produces in response to common food allergens.
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Food Allergy Testing FAQs

  • How is food allergy testing done?

    Food allergy testing can take several forms, including a skin test or a blood test. A skin test involves placing a little amount of the suspect food on your skin using a special needle that lightly scrapes the skin. If you get a rash or a raised bump after eating something, you're probably allergic to it. A blood test will look for allergy-related antibodies in your blood.

  • How much does a food allergy test cost?

    The cost of a food allergy test is determined by factors such as the number of tests required and the tests required. A skin allergy test can cost anywhere from $60 to $300, depending on the food or item being tested. A blood test might cost anything from $200 to $1000.

  • Does insurance cover food allergy testing?

    If you have health insurance, you should check ahead of time to see if food allergy tests are covered by your policy. Your insurance provider, for example, may cover skin allergy tests but not blood tests. Before your insurance company pays for any tests, you may have to fulfill your deductible. You can always call your insurance carrier if you have questions regarding the specifics of your coverage.

  • How do I read food allergy test results?

    You will wait in your doctor's office if you have a skin test to see whether you have any reactions. Your doctor will look for a wheal, which is characterized by a raised hump surrounded by a flare of red skin that can be itchy. A large wheal and flare, in general, suggest a more severe allergic reaction. Your blood will be sent to a lab to be examined for immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies as part of a blood test.

  • How long does food allergy testing take?

    You should anticipate to spend 20 to 40 minutes in your doctor's office for a skin test while a nurse or doctor watches for a reaction. Drawing a blood sample, which will be sent to a lab for processing, takes only a few minutes for a blood test.

  • How long does it take to get food allergy test results?

    A skin test will tell you right away if you have an allergic reaction to a certain meal. Although your healthcare provider may urge you to wait at the doctor's office longer to ensure you don't have a serious allergic response, skin reactions usually happen within 15 minutes. The blood sample must be sent to a lab for analysis, and the findings may take several days to arrive.

  • Where should I get a food allergy test?

    Allergy tests are available at many doctors' clinics, but it's usually best to consult a specialist. Allergists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. If you test positive for a food allergy, an allergist will work with you to build a treatment plan and, if necessary, prescribe medication. You can get a referral to an allergist from your primary care physician or your insurance company.

  • How accurate are food allergy tests?

    Testing for food allergies isn't an exact science. Food Allergy Research & Education estimates that 50 to 60 percent of skin tests are false positives. That means you could have an allergic reaction to anything even though you aren't allergic to it. If you get a negative reaction to a skin test, your doctor may want to do other tests to confirm the diagnosis. False negative skin tests, on the other hand, are extremely uncommon.

  • How can I book a food allergy test through Solv?

    It's simple to schedule a food allergy test with Solv. Start typing "food allergy" into the search box on our website. An option for a "food allergy test" will emerge. Select the option to use your current location or enter your city or ZIP code. You'll find a list of providers and open appointments on the next page. Choose a time and location that is convenient for you, then fill out the form to schedule an appointment.

  • Can I do at-home food allergy testing?

    Home food allergy test kits are available, however they are not always accurate. Some home test kits assess a different type of antibody than IgE antibodies, which does not indicate a true food allergy. Some home test kits may require you to send in a hair sample, which is likewise devoid of IgE antibodies. Making an appointment with an allergist is the best way to acquire an accurate diagnosis.

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Allergies to foods are fairly prevalent. According to studies, 32 million Americans, including 5.6 million children, suffer from food allergies. That's around one in every thirteen children under the age of eighteen.

Shellfish, milk, peanuts and tree nuts, eggs, wheat, and soy are among the most prevalent food allergies. Approximately 40% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.

Some food sensitivities can be overcome with time. Allergies to milk, eggs, wheat, and soy, for example, seldom remain into childhood, however some children may be allergic to these foods after the age of five. Other food allergies, such as those to peanuts, fish, and shellfish, are often lifelong.

Food allergies can cause significant, even life-threatening reactions. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that causes hives, low blood pressure, trouble breathing, quick pulse, nausea, and fainting. Anaphylactic reactions can happen in a matter of seconds. Anaphylaxis can be fatal if not handled promptly. Food allergy sufferers should have an epinephrine auto-injector with them at all times.

If you suspect you or your child has a food allergy, obtain a proper diagnosis as soon as possible so you can take precautions to avoid the allergen. More than 15% of children with food allergies have had an allergic response at school, and up to 25% of epinephrine doses in schools are given to children who were unaware they had an allergy. Knowing your child's food allergy allows you to notify school personnel so that they can be prepared in the event of an allergic reaction.

Food allergies and food intolerances are not the same thing. Food allergies activate the immune system, leading it to release chemicals that cause you to become ill. Food intolerances, on the other hand, damage the digestive tract and frequently result in symptoms such as cramping or diarrhea. Furthermore, food intolerances do not cause the same IgE antibody response as food allergies, hence they cannot be diagnosed with a food allergy test.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Food Allergy Research & Education. Skin Prick Tests
    https://www.foodallergy.org/resources/skin-prick-tests
  2. Food Allergy Research & Education. Facts and Statistics
    https://www.foodallergy.org/resources/facts-and-statistics

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