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Japanese Cedar Allergy IgE Blood Test

The Japanese Cedar Allergy test measures the IgE antibody levels to detect a pollen allergy to Japanese Cedar.


Test Code: 602929

Also Known As: Cryptomeria japonica

Methodology:

Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation:

No special preparation is required.

Test Results:

3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.


Test Code: 23863

Also Known As: Cryptomeria japonica

Methodology:

Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation:

No special preparation is required.

Test Results:

3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

Description

This test measures the IgE antibody levels in a blood sample to detect a pollen allergy to Japanese Cedar. Japanese Cedar is an evergreen tree belonging to the Cryptomeria japonica species native to Japan, Taiwan, and southern China. In addition, this tree species is grown in Europe and North America as ornamental trees. The pollen released from Japanese Cedar is one of Japan's most common sources of seasonal allergies.

An allergic reaction may range from mild or moderate to severe and vary for each individual. An individual may experience allergic reaction minutes to a few hours after exposure to an allergen. An individual with a pollen allergy to Japanese Cedar may experience hay fever and asthma symptoms, such as:

  • Congestion
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Lightheadedness
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore Throat
  • Swelling
  • Trouble breathing or wheezing

An extreme, life-threatening allergic reaction known as an anaphylactic shock can occur in the most severe cases. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs of an anaphylactic shock include:

  • Rapid or increased pulse
  • Swollen throat or lump making it difficult to breathe
  • Low blood pressure
  • Extreme dizziness or loss of consciousness

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