The Neurological Autoimmune Reactivity Screen Array 7 Expanded is a useful tool to help assist in the early detection of neuro-autoimmunity. The test can highlight the severity of the autoimmune response, and assists in monitoring the effectiveness of current wellness plans.
By including IgM, Array 7X Expanded helps with early detection of neuro-autoimmune reactivity, the identification of multi-focal motor neuropathy, lower motor neuron syndromes, earlier development of relapses in multiple sclerosis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and as a tool to monitor the effectiveness of related treatment protocols.
This test is recommended if you:
This is a blood test that requires a blood sample which will then need to be centrifuged. Centrifuge can be carried out at the lab if the sample is received within 24 hours from the blood draw.
You will need to arrange for a blood sample to be collected either at a laboratory in London, by a nurse at your GP service or at a private clinic or hospital. Any fee for this service is not included with the test fee.
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.
Please do not stop any medication without your doctor’s consent.
3 years and above.
Once you’ve collected your sample, please send it back to the lab using the prepaid return label.
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.
Your test results will be emailed to you.