Mugwort Allergy Blood Test
Test Code: 602531
Specimen Type: Blood
Mugwort Allergy Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test checks for an allergic reaction to mugwort. Mugwort is a perennial herb that grows all over the world. Mugwort, also known as wormwood, is used as an herbal remedy to treat a variety of conditions including diarrhea, constipation, inflammation, headaches, fever, and insomnia. During the late summer and fall seasons, mugwort plants produce a large amount of pollen making it a common source of allergic reactions. People with an allergy to mugwort will often be allergic to other types of tree, weed, or grass pollen.
Common symptoms of mugwort allergy include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat or eyes, sneezing, and wheezing. The severity of the symptoms will vary depending on how strong a person's reaction is. Respiratory conditions such as asthma can be worsened by exposure to pollen and other allergens. In severe cases, allergic reactions can cause anaphylaxis which can cause serious health complications and may be fatal.
Allergies are caused by a reaction in the body's immune system. The body identifies certain substances as harmful and produces IgE antibodies against them. These antibodies trigger the release of histamine which causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction. The severity of the allergy will vary from one person to the next. Blood allergy testing provides numerical results for IgE antibody levels to help determine how severe a reaction a person will have. Positive allergy test results should be discussed with a person's doctor to determine the appropriate follow-up.
This test is typically ordered when someone experiences allergy symptoms after coming into contact with mugwort pollen. For more options, please see our allergy testing category.
Turnaround for this test is typically 2-5 business days.
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