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Allergy Mugwort Enzyme Assay Blood


Allergy Mugwort Enzyme Assay Blood

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What is this test?

Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort or Common Mugwort) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia with names containing mugwort. It is also occasionally known as Felon Herb, St. John's Plant, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, and Mogusa in Japan. It is native to temperate Europe, Asia and northern Africa, but is also present in North America where it is an invasive weed. It is a very common plant growing on nitrogenous soils, like weedy and uncultivated areas, such as waste places and roadsides. It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant growing 1-2 m (rarely 2.5 m) tall, with a woody root. The leaves are 5-20 cm long, dark green, pinnate, with dense white tomentose hairs on the underside. The erect stem often has a red-purplish tinge. The rather small flowers (5 mm long) are radially symmetrical with many yellow or dark red petals. The narrow and numerous capitula (flower heads) spread out in racemose panicles. It flowers from July to September. An allergic reaction stimulates due to the adverse reaction between harmless food elements and immune system. When you ingest specified food or get exposed to substances, immune system releases IgE antibodies to detect them. These antibodies notify immune system when you come in contact from the second time. To thwart the foreign particles, immune system releases histamines. Thus the reaction between proteins and histamines results in various allergic symptoms. Sneezing, coughing, redness of eyes, itching, skin rashes, hives, dermatitis, tingling around mouth, swelling of face and throat, eczema, asthma and in rare cases anaphylaxis. Mild allergic symptoms can be reduced by anti-histamine. But, when you repeatedly exposure your body to the allergens, symptoms may lead to severe conditions. If you experience uncommon signs after eating mugwort or coming in contact with the plant, then consult doctor for diagnosis, because it

Also known as Allergy Mugwort Enzyme Assay.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Mugwort Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Mugwort Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsIncreased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance
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