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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.35(533 reviews)
105 W Stone Drive, Topsham, ME 04086105 W Stone Drive
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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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Labcorp, Portland

Labcorp

3.42(19 reviews)
191 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101191 Marginal Way
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff is so friendly and empathetic. Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses are thorough and very practical. I'm very impressed, and while we have insurance, when my family needs a quick option, I am very grateful for this clinic.
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Intermed Urgent Care

Intermed Urgent Care

2.0(11 reviews)
84 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 0410184 Marginal Way
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Recent patient review

I had occasion to see Dr. Amy Parker twice in the last couple of weeks, and have nothing but good things to say. She was thorough, sent me for the correct tests to make a diagnosis, referred me to an excellent specialist and made follow up calls to see how I was doing. The whole staff was professional and attentive.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

51 Market St, South Portland, ME 0410651 Market St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Maine Medical Center Urgent Care Plus

Maine Medical Center Urgent Care Plus

1.82(11 reviews)
335 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102335 Brighton Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

111 Auburn St, Portland, ME 04103111 Auburn St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care, Portland

Concentra Urgent Care

85 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 0410685 Western Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Intermed

Intermed

100 Foden Rd, South Portland, ME 04106100 Foden Rd
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care, Scarborough

Concentra Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
400 Southborough Dr, South Portland, ME 04106400 Southborough Dr
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Scarborough Health Care

Scarborough Health Care

69 US-1, Scarborough, ME 0407469 US-1
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US Healthworks

US Healthworks

55 Spring St, Scarborough, ME 0407455 Spring St
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Nordx Northern Diagnostic Lab

Nordx Northern Diagnostic Lab

102 Campus Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074102 Campus Dr
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Mercy Primary Care Center

Mercy Primary Care Center

3.0(2 reviews)
40 Park Rd, Westbrook, ME 0409240 Park Rd
OpenSun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Saw Dr Etman this morning for a severely strained shoulder muscle. Had an excellent experience, which was inclusive of the administration. nursing and X-ray staff ! ( I wish I remembered all their names ) Dr Etmann was the perfect mix of genteman and clinician. He listened, asked many questions and gave his evaluation of my condition with a respectful and compassionate bedside manner Thank you for your help today!
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ConvenientMD, Westbrook

ConvenientMD

2.79(7 reviews)
950 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092950 Main St
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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ClearChoiceMD, Scarborough

ClearChoiceMD

4.29(12 reviews)
273 Payne Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074273 Payne Rd
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Recent patient review

I thought they were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful and the physician was thorough and competent. I would recommend.
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Mercy Gorham Grossing Primary

Mercy Gorham Grossing Primary

19 S Gorham Xing, Gorham, ME 0403819 S Gorham Xing
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Mercy

Mercy

5.0(2 reviews)
385 US-1, Yarmouth, ME 04096385 US-1
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Recent patient review

We are from suburban Philadelphia and were visiting our son and his family when my husband’s “cold” became markedly worse. The nurse Megan and the Nurse Practitioner Donna were wonderful to us. They quickly assessed my husband’s conditon, had a chest xray done, and prescribed the appropriate medicine and care for what turned out to be pneumonia. The entire visit to this facility was favorable, from the ease of check-in to the friendliness of the xray tech. Although no one likes being sick “on vacation”, this was a good experience for us.
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Maine Environmental Laboratory

Maine Environmental Laboratory

1 Main St, Yarmouth, ME 040961 Main St
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Labcorp

Labcorp

60 Forest Falls Dr, Yarmouth, ME 0409660 Forest Falls Dr
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Mercy Windham Express Care

Mercy Windham Express Care

1.57(15 reviews)
409 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062409 Roosevelt Trail
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Recent patient review

I went during pregnancy I couldn't stop throwing up and i got there sat down and after 10 min was seen. They were amazing and even tho I am young they took me seriously and gave me the care I needed.
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Latest Allergy Testing Updates

Jun 15, 2022
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Allergy Testing FAQs

  • How do allergy tests work?

    A skin test or a blood test may be used for allergy testing. A skin test involves softly scratching the skin's surface using an instrument to apply a suspected allergen. You are allergic if your skin becomes reddened, swollen, or itchy.

    In some circumstances, such as when a severe adverse reaction to a skin test is suspected, blood tests are employed. Your blood will be submitted to a lab for testing to see if you have antibodies to certain allergens.

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

    Allergy skin testing is really quick. Any reactions, which usually happen within 20 minutes, will be watched. You may feel redness or swelling a few hours following the test in some situations. Because a blood sample must be submitted to a laboratory for analysis, blood tests take longer. As a result, the findings may take several days to arrive.

  • How long does allergy testing take?

    The length of time it takes to do an allergy test is determined by the type of test. A skin test requires you to stay at the doctor's office while your reactions are evaluated. This usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes. Scratch tests, on the other hand, can be inconclusive at times, and your doctor may wish to conduct more testing. Drawing a blood sample takes only a few minutes if you are only doing a blood test.

  • How much does an allergy test cost?

    Allergy testing costs vary significantly based on the type of test and the number of allergens screened. A skin test, for example, can cost anywhere from $60 to $300, plus there may be an additional fee for an allergist appointment. Blood testing might cost anything from $200 and $1,000.

  • Does insurance cover allergy testing?

    If you have health insurance, allergy testing may be covered by your policy. To find out exactly what is covered, contact your insurance company. A copay may be required. The copay for a specialist may be more than the copay for a primary care physician under some insurance policies. A separate charge from the laboratory will be sent if you undergo a blood test, which may or may not be reimbursed by insurance.

  • How do I read allergy test results?

    Following an allergy test, your doctor will look for wheals and flares, which are skin reactions. A wheal is a skin rash that is elevated, red, and itchy. Wheals come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and some of them have a white center. The red region surrounding the wheal is known as a flare. A greater wheal and flare will be caused by stronger allergic reactions.

  • How accurate are allergy tests?

    Testing for allergies isn't a precise science. They can sometimes produce a false positive, indicating the presence of an allergy when none exists. They may also fail to cause an allergic reaction to anything you are allergic to. On other occasions, you may react differently to the same allergy test. Some drugs can also affect the outcome of allergy tests.

  • Where should I get an allergy test?

    Allergists, or doctors who specialize in allergies, frequently do allergy tests. You can ask your health care physician to refer you to an allergist if you have one. Allergy testing may also be available at some labs, clinics, or urgent care centers. You can also look for a supplier in our Solv directory.

  • How can I book an allergy test through Solv?

    Simply start entering "allergy" into the search bar on our website. A drop-down menu will display. Choose "allergy test" from the drop-down menu. You have the option of using your existing location or entering a new one. Then press the search button. On the following page, you'll find a list of local providers, along with contact information and available appointment hours. To schedule an appointment, find a provider near you and fill out the form.

  • Can I do at-home allergy testing?

    Some allergy tests can be done at home, but they aren't always accurate. Although an allergy test may appear to be a straightforward procedure, you should seek the advice of a trained allergy specialist. There are numerous variables in the testing process that can influence your results. Severe responses may occur in certain persons, necessitating medical intervention.

Maine Allergy Tests

In the United States, more than 50 million people suffer from allergies. Allergies occur in families and are especially prevalent in youngsters. They can, however, start at any age. Allergies can go away for a while and then reappearance years later.

Allergies can flare up at any time in your life when your body's defenses are compromised, such as during pregnancy or following an illness. The sooner you recognize an allergy, the sooner you can avoid triggers and find relief from your symptoms.

Allergies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. Pollen, dust mites, animal dander, bug bites, some drugs, and mold are all common allergens. Sneezing, watery eyes, a runny nose, sinus congestion, coughing, or a skin rash are all signs of an allergic reaction. Certain illnesses, such as asthma or eczema, might be made worse by allergies. You may have an allergy if your symptoms continue longer than two weeks and come back.

An allergy test can help you identify specific allergens and triggers if you suspect you have allergies. Then, in collaboration with your healthcare professional, you can create a treatment plan to help you avoid allergens in the future.

To effectively diagnose an allergy, multiple allergy tests may be required. Your doctor may request a second skin test if the first one is inconclusive. Food allergy testing is more complicated and typically necessitates an exclusion diet. During an elimination diet, you will eliminate probable allergens from your diet and gradually reintroduce them one at a time to see whether you have any reactions. Dairy, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish are all common food sensitivities.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://acaai.org/allergies/allergy-treatment/allergy-testing

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