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Mugwort Allergy IgE Blood Test

The Mugwort Allergy test measures the IgE antibody levels to help detect a pollen allergy to mugwort weed.


Test Code: 602531

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As: Mugwort Pollen Allergy; Chrysanthemum Weed; Common Wormwood; Artemisia vulgaris

Methodology:

Thermo Fisher ImmunoCAP®

Preparation:

No special preparation is required.

Test Results:

2-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.


Test Code: 2406

CPT Code: 86003

Also Known As: Mugwort Pollen Allergy; Chrysanthemum Weed; Common Wormwood; Artemisia vulgaris

Methodology:

Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation:

No special preparation is required.

Test Results:

2-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

Description

Order this Mugwort Allergy test to measure the IgE antibody levels in a blood sample to detect a pollen allergy to mugwort weed. Mugwort is a perennial weed belonging to the Asteraceae (Daisy) family. This plant is prevalent in Europe, North America, and certain parts of Asia. Mugwort has been used in herbal medicine and as food for thousands of years. Mugwort is used in moxibustion to treat the nervous system and help with a breech birth. In addition, mugwort has been used to alleviate menstrual cramps, stimulate menstrual cycles, and treat digestive issues. Individuals may also burn dried mugwort leaves to repel insects and other pests. As a result, mugwort is an essential ingredient in many products and food dishes, including:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Insect repellant
  • Flavoring for fish and meat dishes (European & Asian cuisine)
  • Flavoring in desserts and rice cakes
  • Soups and salads

The pollination period of mugwort trees falls from June to September, peaking in July. During this period, mugwort weeds mainly rely on the wind to help them pollinate. Therefore, the pollen from the mugwort weed becomes airborne, causing widespread seasonal allergies for individuals in these regions. Individuals allergic to mugwort may also be allergic to other grasses, trees, and weeds (juniper, ragweed, and birch). Although a food allergy to mugwort is uncommon, individuals with an allergy to peaches, apples, celery, and carrots should avoid it.

Seasonal allergies may range from mild or moderate to severe, varying for each individual. The reaction may occur minutes to a few hours after exposure to an allergen. An individual with a pollen allergy to mugwort 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, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis can occur in the most severe cases. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis 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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