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Mountain Cedar Allergy IgE Blood Test

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


Test Code: 602491

Also Known As: Mountain Juniper; Juniperus ashei

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: 2506

Also Known As: Mountain Juniper; Juniperus ashei

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 Mountain Cedar. Mountain Cedar, also known as Mountain Juniper, is a low-growing evergreen shrub belonging to the Juniperus ashei species native to North America. This tree species is more prevalent in the Rocky Mountain region and central Texas. The pollination period of this tree falls from December to February. Therefore, the pollen released from the Mountain Cedar tree is a common source of seasonal allergies for people in these regions.

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 Mountain Cedar may experience hay fever and asthma symptoms, such as:

  • Congestion
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Lightheadedness
  • Red or watery eyes
  • 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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