For those of you who are not familiar with Cyrex Labs, they specialize in lab testing related to gluten sensitivities and how gluten influences the intestinal tract and immune system.
Cyrex Labs’ most recent test panel is the array 5. This test is a screen for what is called “predictive auto-antibodies”. These antibodies tend to be elevated years before any symptoms of autoimmunity (immune self-attack) ever develop. They also seem to be higher in those who have been previously diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.
The Cyrex array 5is extremely useful when screening for an auto-immune process in multiple areas of the body like the pancreas, joint, brain, etc. It is important to have follow-up testing completed, however, it can become costly running the array 5 for every follow-up.
In response to physician feedback, Cyrex Labs has created 3 new test panels that focus on auto-antibodies to three different areas. These tests can be used as initial tests or as a follow-up to the array #5.
Cyrex Array 6: Diabetes Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
Cyrex Array 7: Neurological Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
Cyrex Array 8: Joint Autoimmune Reactivity Screen
Cyrex tests are no long available directly to the public. Please see a local participating healthcare practitioner for Cyrex testing. See truehealthlabs.com for public access lab testing.