Firebush (Kochia) Allergy Test
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About Our Firebush (Kochia) Allergy Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to the pollen of the Firebush (Kochia) weed.
Kochia is a major source of pollen and can be found in the northern half of the United States (although it is spreading south). Kochia may be called "Burning Bush" for its reddish-purple color. This plant is highly adaptable and resilient. It is very drought-tolerant and is commonly found on saline soils, deserts and along coasts. It is found on pasture, roadsides, ditches, wastelands and cultivated fields. Kochia is often cultivated as a bedding plant or as an ornamental hedge.
Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. HealthLabs.com offers an easier, virtually pain-free blood test to determine the allergen status of substances without the irritation of traditional skin prick tests.
- No painful skin pricks
- No fasting necessary
- Accurate results within 1 to 2 days
Our quick blood test allows us to use your blood sample to test for allergic reactions externally, rather than causing unnecessary and painful reactions by introducing potential allergens to your system. Tests are administered in approximately 10 minutes or less at any of our 4,500+ nationwide locations. No appointments, no paperwork and no waiting are all part of what makes HealthLabs.com the best option for pain-free and hassle-free allergy testing.