CYREX ARRAY 4: Testing for Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Sensitivities

Hi, I'm Dr. Marie Starling.

At The Healing Center, we help people like you reach their full potential.

I specialize in adjunctive care for internal disorders, autoimmune conditions, IBS, thyroid symptoms, diabetes, and other complex health issues.

 

By Jessica Yoches, CNTP, MNT

Even with the elimination of gluten from the diet for over six months, many patients that are gluten sensitive or that have Celiac Disease still experience gluten-like responses from foods they are consuming. If the patient is avoiding gluten, why is this reaction occurring? Many foods have dietary proteins or peptides that look similar to and cross react with gluten or gliadin.

There is “antigenic similarity”, or “cross-reaction”, among many grains and other dietary proteins such as casein with gluten. The protein casein in dairy is a common culprit; about 50% of patients with Celiac Disease also have reactions to casein. These cross-reactive proteins are called antigens. The other grains that cross-react with gluten include: rice, corn, soy, millet, oats, rye, spelt, potatoes, yeast, tapioca, instant coffee, buckwheat, sesame, sorghum, teff, eggs, hemp, quinoa, and amaranth.

Each patient has a unique set of foods and proteins to which they react.

The introduction of new foods on a gluten free diet can cause reactions, or the overconsumption of grains or foods to replace gluten creates new sensitivities.

Accidental consumption of gluten also happens from products such as chewing gum or products that contain “spices” or “natural flavors.”

Most gluten-free products contain other grains that often cross-react with gluten and continue to cause reactions for the gluten sensitive patient.

The Array 4 will detect antibodies to these foods and grains that cross-react with gluten, and will also check for dairy sensitivities, giving a fuller perspective on the patients individual sensitivities and what could be causing their continued reactions.

Functional Versus Cross-Reactive Antibody-Antigen Responses

Cyrex_Pic1

(Illustration dramatized for visual purposes. © Cyrex Laboratories, LLC. All rights reserved)

Why is the Cyrex Array 4 blood test used and for whom is it run?

  • The Array 4 tests foods with cross-reactions to gluten in patients unresponsive or with minimal improvements to gluten free diets.
  • The test is run for patients with Celiac Disease (CD) or with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS).
  • It’s also used for patients with gut dysbiosis that standard therapy is not resolving, or for patients with autoimmune disease.

What is the Array 4 looking for?

  • It detects sensitivities to other proteins in foods for patients with CD or NCGS to see foods they are eating are cross-reacting with gluten.
  • It also tests for sensitivities to dairy products, common in those with CD or NCGS

What Food Antigens are tested?

The following foods contain proteins cross-reactive with gluten and are tested:

  • Rye, Barley, Spelt, Polish Wheat IgG + IgA Combined
  • Cow’s Milk IgG + IgA Combined
  • Alpha-Casein & Beta-Casein IgG + IgA Combined
  • Casomorphin IgG + IgA Combined
  • Milk Butyrophilin IgG + IgA Combined
  • Whey Protein IgG + IgA Combined
  • Chocolate (Milk) IgG + IgA Combined
  • Oats IgG + IgA Combined
  • Yeast IgG + IgA Combined
  • Coffee IgG + IgA Combined
  • Sesame IgG + IgA Combined
  • Buckwheat IgG + IgA Combined
  • Sorghum IgG + IgA Combined
  • Millet IgG + IgA Combined
  • Hemp IgG + IgA Combined
  • Amaranth IgG + IgA Combined
  • Quinoa IgG + IgA Combined
  • Tapioca IgG + IgA Combined
  • Teff IgG + IgA Combined
  • Soy IgG + IgA Combined
  • Egg IgG + IgA Combined
  • Corn IgG + IgA Combined
  • Rice IgG + IgA Combined
  • Potato IgG + IgA Combined

(http://www.joincyrex.com/page/2196/Array-4-Gluten-Associated-Cross-Reactive-Foods-and-Foods-Sensitivity)

Sample Test Result:

Cyrex_Pic2

The green column means no reaction, whereas the yellow and pink columns both indicate reactions. Full and personalized explanations of the labs are discussed in patient appointments.

Related Posts

Announcement: Foundations of Health: Toxins and Pathogens in your Environment

Have you ever eaten sushi? 

Have you ever used Windex or other common cleaning products?

Have you ever traveled, or kissed someone?

If the answer is yes, you’ve been exposed to pathogens and other toxic chemicals.  Unfortunately, they are a widespread part of our modern lives.

Join us at The Healing Center for Dr. Marie Starling’s FREE Foundations of Health Series, “Toxins and Pathogens in your Environment,” to understand daily exposures that destroy your health, learn what they are, and how to avoid them.

Foundations of Health Lectures Series Dates and Times Announced!

As some of you may know, Dr. Marie Starling is putting on a FREE lecture series starting in April!  “Foundations of Health,” is a series designed to share Dr. Starling’s wealth of knowledge with anyone interested in long term health.  You don’t need to be a patient!  In fact, we are encouraging patient’s to bring any family or friends that don’t quite understand what it is you do when you’re at The Healing Center OR have interest in becoming a patient themselves.

How Emotions Affect Your Health: Drop the Emotional Baggage for Good

Every day each of us experiences an array of emotions that can range from pure illation to the worst kind of grief, sometimes making it feel like we’re on an emotional rollercoaster. Though most emotions leave the body after they are experienced, some will latch on, continuing to have a negative effect without us consciously knowing. Before we dive into why some emotions…

Your Underactive Thyroid and Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism Symptoms and Treatment

Are you tired all of the time despite getting a full night of sleep? Have you noticed sudden weight gain with a decrease in energy and motivation? Do you feel like you’re going through your day in a haze of brain fog…

Meet Suzanne! Our New Energy Worker!

Hi! I’m Suzanne Rainey. I like to call myself a spiritual guide. I work with clients who are on journeys to heal in deep ways, and who may be suffering from chronic issues, pain, anxiety, and other symptoms. I work with people to clear old patterns and restore balance…

Happy Thanksgiving!!

As we approach Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude to our amazing patients who brighten our days with their smiles, commitment, and constantly improving health. The holidays can be challenging to engage in the festivities yet keep your body happy.  To make your Thanksgiving sweet, yet healthy, here is a tried and true yummy gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin dessert recipe for you from Detoxinista!

B12 – How Are You Getting This Essential Vitamin?

It is estimated that up to 40% of the U.S. population does not get enough B12 in their diet. Vitamins are substances that are essential in small amounts for the health, growth, reproduction, and maintenance of our body. In nature, these vitamins are never isolated – they are part of complex plant…

Trick or Treat? The Dangers of Sugar

The American Heart Association lists the following foods as containing high amounts of refined sugars. *carbonated soda *candy *cookies *fruit juice drinks *dairy desserts *ice cream *cereals *waffles *pies Watch your list of ingredients! Refined sugar will appear in product labels under other names, such as:

Epigenetics

Epigenetics is the study of changes to gene expression without changes to the DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes turn genes on or off and determine which protein is transcribed. Genetics are influenced greatly by environmental and lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep habits, stress levels…

All About Serotonin

Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter commonly connected to happiness and mood, but it also has numerous functions and roles in multiple body systems, such as in the gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular, and hormonal systems. Functional medicine recognizes the other roles of serotonin and the importance of a healthy gut…