There is an increasing awareness that foods may play a much larger role in immune reactivity than previously thought. We all eat food, and foods are a constant and sustained source of antigens, much more so than other things we may be exposed
What is being measured
This test is designed for people that want to split their testing due cost and findings. Array 10-90 contains 90 (half) of the most popular foods on the more comprehensive ‘Cyrex Array 10’ (which test 180 foods).
Array 10 = 180 foods
Array 10-90 = 90 foods
Array 10-90X = the remaining 90 foods.
The test looks at levels of IgA and IgG antibodies that are created when you react to a food.
This unique, revolutionary panel measures reactivity to 90 food antigens in the cooked, raw, modified or processed form on the same panel.
Cyrex has developed a new way of testing for food immune reactivity. This method arises from a foundation of science and medicine-
Designed to give you the same unique, revolutionary features you get from Array 10 with two options that allow flexibility. Array 10-90 measures reactivity to 90 food antigens most commonly consumed from our Array 10, in cooked, raw, modified or processed forms. The Array 10-90 also features all Cyrex’s proprietary food testing technologies which are explained in full in the Cyrex Array 10.
Which Foods are being tested
Please note laboratories do change their list of foods tested from time to time and don’t always update us so this is the most up to date list we have at this time. If you want to know about a specific food then please double check with us first.
Dairy and Eggs, Modified
Egg White, cooked
Egg Yolk, cooked
Soft Cheese + Hard Cheese
Grains, raw and modified
Rice, white + brown, cooked
Wild Rice, cooked
Wheat + Alpha-Gliadins
Beans and legumes, modified
Black Bean, cooked
Dark Chocolate + Cocoa
Fava Bean, cooked
Garbanzo Bean, cooked
Kidney Bean, cooked
Lima Bean, cooked
Pinto Bean, cooked
Soy Sauce, gluten-free
NUTS and SEEDS, Raw and Modified
Sunflower Seeds, roasted
VEGETABLES, Raw and Modified
Cabbage, red + green
Green Bean, cooked
Mushroom, raw + cooked
Onion + Scallion cooked
Potato, white, cooked (fried)
Pumpkin + Squash, cooked
Spinach + Aquaporin
Yam + Sweet Potato, cooked
FRUIT, Raw and Modified
Cantaloupe + Honeydew Melon
Coconut, meat + water • Cranberry
Grape, red + green
Lemon + Lime
Peach + Nectarine
FISH and SEAFOOD, Raw and Modified
Crab + Lobster, cooked
Beef, cooked medium
Corriander / Cilantro
GUMS AND ADDITIVES
Honey Raw and Processed
Before Taking A CYREX Test
While Cyrex is unable to provide an exhaustive list of medications due to the interactive complexities and varieties of medications and patient circumstances, the following has been noted:
a. Immunosuppressant and corticosteroid drugs can reduce antibody production and cause false negative results.
b. Limited assessments on the effects of aspirin, acetaminophen, and antipsychotics on Arrays 1-4 have been performed. No noticeable effects were observed.
c. Inhalers can affect the results of Cyrex’s oral fluid testing (Array 1). Wait two weeks after completion of inhalant dosages before collecting the specimen.
d. Unknown cross-reactive epitopes from foods and microorganisms may stimulate the antibody production in the absence of a true antigen. Cyrex has already developed Array 4 in order to recognize the most common antigens in this regard.
e. A gluten-free diet can cause false negative results on gluten protein/peptide tests.
f. Certain conditions, such as ileal pouch surgery, may cause a false positive celiac serology.1
PLEASE DO NOT STOP ANY MEDICATION UNLESS YOUR DOCTOR AUTHORISES IT.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE TEST INSTRUCTIONS THAT WILL COME WITH THE TEST
Blood test that requires a blood sample. The blood sample will need to be centrifuged.
You can attend one of two laboratories in London to have the sample taken or you will need to arrange for a blood sample to be collected by a nurse at your G.P. service or at a private clinic or hospital. Any fee for this service is not included in with the test fee.
Returning your sample
You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
14 – 21 days.