IgE Inhalant Allergy Test

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Assessing Common Inhalant Allergens

Inhalant (or respiratory) allergens are environmental substances that can trigger an allergic reaction when they are inhaled into the body, including common substances such as pollen, grasses, dust mites, animal dander, mold spores, and even some types of chemicals. Elevated levels of IgE can be observed when the body overreacts to these typically harmless substances.  This type of allergic reaction can result in a wide range of symptoms from mild (sneezing, runny nose, congestion) to severe and potentially life-threatening (anaphylaxis).  

MosaicDX’s IgE Inhalant Allergy Test is a blood-based (serum) panel that focuses on the presence of inhalant specific allergens across several clinically important groups: pets, dust, insects, molds, and pollen.

Turnaround Time: 1-2 weeks

Turnaround times are estimates. Detailed order tracking is available in the MosaicDX Portal.

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What Patients Might Benefit from IgE Inhalant Allergy Testing?

Symptoms and disorders triggered by heightened IgE antibodies to inhalants may include:

  • Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma Attack
  • Respiratory Symptoms such as Wheezing, Coughing, Shortness of Breath, Chest Tightness
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Conjunctivitis (Red, Itchy, or Watery Eyes)
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain
  • Rashes or Hives
  • Scratchy Throat or Coughing
  • Swelling of the Eyes, Face, or Tongue


Understanding IgE Reactions

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergic reactions are known as Type 1 or immediate hypersensitivity reactions that occur when an individual encounters a triggering substance. As a normal component of the immune system, IgE is usually present in small amounts in the human body; however, exposure to various allergens such as microbes, foods, and environmental substances can trigger an IgE response.

When exposure to an allergen occurs, the immune system reacts with a robust production of IgE antibodies which bind to and activate specialized white blood cells – mast cells and basophils – which are located throughout the body though present in higher numbers in the skin, respiratory and digestive tracts. This in turn leads to the release of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals which can result in a wide array of symptoms –  from hives and rashes to allergic rhinitis, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. Serum IgE tests measure IgE antibody levels in the blood, and the risk of severe reactions is assumed to increase with higher levels of IgE. Given that, elevated levels of IgE antibodies indicate that a patient may experience physiological effects from inhaling environmental allergens to which they are sensitive.

Why Test Inhalant Allergen Specific IgE Antibodies?

Testing for inhalant allergen specific IgE antibodies provides clinicians with a tool to identify, treat, and monitor the effectiveness of inhalant allergy management in patients. As an example, the findings provided on MosaicDX’s IgE Inhalant Allergy Test could be used to create personalized treatment plans for allergen avoidance to alleviate symptoms triggered by environmental sources.

While elevated levels of inhalant specific IgE antibodies can indicate increased sensitivity to certain environmental sources, it is important to note that having measurable IgE for a particular allergen does not guarantee that a patient will have allergy symptoms when exposed to it – or predict the severity of their allergic symptoms. While IgE-mediated allergies are typically associated with immediate and easily recognizable reactions, not all IgE responses are. In some patients, symptoms may be very mild or highly non-specific. Given that, clinical correlation of a patient’s test results with their medical history and symptoms is always warranted.

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The MosaicDX IgE Inhalant Allergy Test analyzes the most common inhalants that produce IgE reactions to help identify the specific trigger foods and personalize care.

The below is the list of the specific inhalant allergens tested:

  • Grey Alder
  • Alternaria Alternata
  • White Ash
  • Aspergillus Fumigatus
  • American Beech
  • Bermuda Grass
  • Common Silver Birch
  • Box-Elder
  • FireBush
  • Cat Dander
  • Cladosporium Herbarum
  • Cockelbur
  • Cockroach, German
  • Cottonwood
  • Dog Dander
  • Elm
  • White Hickory
  • Goosefoot, Lamb’s Quarters
  • Rough Marshelder
  • Meadow Fescue
  • House Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides Farinae)
  • House Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus)
  • Mugwort
  • Nettle
  • Oak
  • Cocksfoot
  • Rye
  • Common Pigweed
  • White Pine
  • Plantain (English), Ribwort
  • Privet
  • Common Ragweed
  • Sheep Sorrell
  • Maple Leaf Sycamore, London Plane
  • Timothy

Sample Reports

The IgE Inhalant Allergy test report is a useful resources for practitioners who want to gain valuable insights into the underlying causes of IgE reactions.

This test report groups the markers on the IgE Inhalant  Allergy test into the following clinically important groups:

  • Pets
  • Dust
  • Insects
  • Molds
  • Pollen

Test Prep and Instructions

MosaicDX offers patient-friendly sample collection kits that simplify testing. Our kits include visual, step-by-step instructions for test preparation and sample collection, personalized shipping cards, and pediatric collection bags if needed. With MosaicDX, patients can easily collect samples for testing with confidence and accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ordering process for MosaicDX tests starts with your healthcare practitioner assessing your symptoms and recommending the most appropriate test.

Once a test has been recommended, collection kits can be conveniently ordered and delivered straight to your doorstep. If you already have a collection kit, you can register your test and begin the process at your convenience.

It is important to carefully follow the collection instructions and include all required information about yourself and your specimens when registering your test. When your specimens are collected, you can use the prepaid shipping materials provided in your kit to ship them to MosaicDX. Your results will be accessible online via the MosaicDX portal. We recommend scheduling an appointment with your healthcare practitioner to discuss your results and develop a plan for your healthcare

If you are located outside of the U.S., our customer service team can assist you in finding a distributor in your country. In countries where a distributor is not required, you can place an order through our international patient ordering site. Please note that all international shipping costs must be paid prior to shipping the kit.  

Serum samples have a relatively stable nature and can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 30 days and in a freezer for six months. 

Different states have regulations that define the scope of practice for practitioners. It is the practitioner’s responsibility to abide by these rules. Check with your state board of health to determine any restrictions related to laboratory testing. Please note, Mosaic Diagnostics does not offer testing in New York. 

Once you have opened your account, you have the options of ordering kits to stock in your office or drop-ship kits directly to your patients through your MosaicDX portal.   

Watch our short tutorial videos on how to conveniently  

Already have a kit? Watch this video on how to place an order for your patient using a kit from your inventory.   

Please refer to your test’s specific Test Preparation and Instructions for more information regarding the potential effects of medications, foods, and supplements on this test. 

You make also consult your healthcare provider prior to making any changes to your medications.

Visit the payment information page for an overview of payment options and procedures along with insurance coverage overview.

NOTE: Insurance coverage for testing is based on several factors such as the type of procedure, diagnosis, and insurance policy guidelines. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance company to check for coverage and to provide the procedure codes (CPT codes) and diagnostic codes (ICD-10 codes). The CPT codes can be found on the billing information page, while ICD-10 codes are provided by the practitioner.

Mosaic Diagnostics offers written interpretations within test reports and complimentary consultations with our clinical educators for qualified practitioners. To schedule a consultation, simply sign in to your MosaicDX account and book a consultation online. 

We encourage all patients to discuss results with your practitioner.

Our Resources tab also contains educational materials that you may find useful, we also offer MosaicEDGE workshops for qualified practitioners to better understand the fundamentals of lab testing.

  1. Visit AnyLabTest Now to find a location near you.
    1. Schedule an appointment online, call for assistance, or just show up for your lab test — no appointment necessary.
    2. Bring the following to your appointment:
      1. Payment for specimen collection and processing fee.
      2. Test collection kit
      3. Included gel pack (freeze ahead of time)
      4. Collection instructions
      5. Test Requisition Form with doctor’s signature
      6. UPS return bag (included in the test kit)
  2. Alpha Phlebotomy Group offers three options
    1. In Home Collections – where the phlebotomist comes to you. Fees include per collection rates and mileage.
    2. Collection Draw Site Locations – where APG provides you with a location that is familiar with MosaicDX orders. Prices for collections vary by phlebotomist.
    3. Mobile Event Collections for Groups – Have a group of 20 blood collections? Create a blood draw corporate or wellness event. Events require a minimum of 6 draws per hour otherwise additional hourly fees may apply along with specific pricing per participant.
  3. Los Angeles and Orange County Areas: Contact Mobile Phlebotomy Service
    1. They will complete the blood draw directly from your home. Call 909-985-5562 to make an appointment. Standard hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  4. Kansas City Metro Areas: Contact Test Smartly Labs.
    1. Collection hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at all four of the TSL Kansas City area locations. Call 816-800-9699 to set up your appointment.

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