Saliva testing for Immune Reactivity: Cyrex Array 14
Functional Lab testing has come a long way in terms of specificity and sensitivity, and a sample of saliva is now capable of assessing mucosal immune reactivity and intolerance, measuring secretory Immunoglobulin A and M, which represent ‘early event’ immune reactivity to dietary proteins, bacterial toxins and tissue antigens.
No need to find a blood draw – hurrah – making this method more affordable, relatively hassle free, you just spit in a tube, post the package back to Regenerus lab and wait the turnaround time of 4 weeks (they ship the sample to Cyrex Lab in the States), to see evidence in black and white, of any immune reactivity.
Array 14 offers a way to test:
- Markers of gut barrier integrity
- Immune reactions to all three environmental triggers associated with developing autoimmune conditions (these are food, chemical and pathogens).
- Autoimmune reactivity to self tissue
Autoimmunity can have a genetic component meaning if you have first degree – or even second degree – relatives with an autoimmune condition, your risk for it is increased. Not all autoimmune conditions present symptoms that are apparent in the early stages, these diseases can sometimes progress quietly and undetected for years, doing damage to tissues and organs that work hard to compensate, until a critical threshold is reached and a more advanced pathology suddenly becomes revealed.
Cyrex Array 14 represents an affordable screen offering early detection, when making appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes can make a positive drug-free contribution to the management of a condition, sometimes even halting the early disease process.
What’s being tested:
The following markers include assessments for gut dysbiosis, intestinal dysfunction, viral and mould antigens, food, metals and chemical immune reactivity, and associated tissue antigens.
- Total Secretory IgA
- Wheat Germ Agglutinin
- Egg, Soy, Corn
- Alpha + Beta Casein
- Aflatoxin (mould)
- Bisphenol-A (plastic)
- Mercury & Mixed Heavy Metals
- Myelin Basic Protein
- Blood-Brain Barrier Protein
- Immune Complex
When environmental exposures with the capacity to affect the integrity of the gut barrier become chronic, the resulting inflammation and ‘leaky gut’ can create the perfect storm of increased risk for the individual who is genetically predisposed, and produce the induction of autoimmune conditions.
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