Cyrex Labs Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods & Foods Sensitivity (Array 4)
Cyrex Array 4 was specifically designed to help patients identify other frequently problematic food while having gluten sensitivity.
Unfortunately an intolerance seldom comes alone. There have been 28 allergens identified commonly causing problems in Celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. If you have a known gluten intolerance, chances are you have negative immune reactions to those foods and should avoid them to improve and stay healthy. Actually this cross reactivity is the single most important reason why such patients are not responsive or experience only limited improvements on a gluten-free diet.
If you know you have a problem with gluten, this is the most important next step in getting 100% fit and healthy.
What foods are being tested in this test?
Cyrex Array 4 is testing the following foods:
- Grains: Barley, Millet, Oats, Polish wheat, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Spelt, Teff.
- Dairy products: Cow’s milk, Alpha-casein, Beta-casein, Casomorphin, Milk ButyrophIlin, Whey protein, Milk chocolate.
- Pseudo cereals and seeds: Amaranth, Buckwheat, Hemp, Quinoa, Sesame, Tapioca.
- Other: Instant Coffee, Corn, Eggs, Potatoes, Soy, Yeast.
The next step in wheat/gluten intolerance
Why is Cyrex Labs Array 4 the best next step after confirmed gluten intolerance?
Patients with Gluten-Reactivity or Celiac disease are sensitized to a broad range of dietary proteins, due to enzyme dysfunction, villi damage, or other disorders. Therefore, it is crucial to identify not only sensitivities to foods that are often recommended for patients on the Gluten free diet, but also the food antigens that cross-react to gluten peptides in the patient. Without biochemically individualized dietary intervention, you may develop additional sensitivity/intolerance and autoimmunity. Although the majority of individuals with celiac disease have substantial improvement within the first few weeks of gluten withdrawal, between 7% and 30% continue to have symptoms or clinical manifestations suggestive of gluten sensitivity despite being on a gluten-free diet.
Cyrex Labs test for 28 such common allergens through their 4 pillars of excellence, giving you the ability to take new control of your disease and symptoms.
Cyrex’s Four Pillars of Excellence:
Antigen Purification System™ – ensures assessment to the un-adulterated antigen, resulting in greater specificity.
Optimized Antigen Concentration™ – optimum protein ratios to detect immune reactivity (i.e. Beef is much higher in protein than Oranges).
Antigen Specific Validation™ – single antigen validation, rather than one arbitrarily chosen reference curve entire group of antigens.
Parallel Testing Technology™ – each specimen is validated in side-by-side duplicate.
Together, the Four Pillars of Excellence ensure accurate results.
Completing the test
Completing the test is easy. Everything you need is included in the collection kit and you will also get detailed instructions as a downloadable PDF file once your order is complete.
This is a blood test so you will have to schedule a blood draw at your local laboratory. Any local laboratory should be able to complete the blood draw and process the samples. Please call your local lab and ask them if they can take your blood and process it in a centrifuge and separate the serum in the provided standard vials.
It’s really a simple and standard procedure but please make sure you can do it before you order this test.
About Cyrex laboratories
Cyrex Labs is the World’s leading immunological/intolerance laboratory in the world.
Cyrex Labs is an advanced clinical laboratory focusing on mucosal, cellular, and humoral immunology and specializing in antibody arrays for complex thyroid, gluten, and other food-associated autoimmunities and related neurodysregulation. Cyrex’s Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of experts from a variety of medical and research disciplines, brings together the latest findings from medical research and the assessment needs of today’s healthcare professionals. Out of this collaboration, Cyrex develops the next generation of clinical lab testing that is required to care for present-day complex maladies.