Because we all eat, and foods are a constant and sustained source of antigens, food may play a much larger role in immune reactivity than has so far been known. While serious food allergies can be life-threatening, there are other types of adverse reactions to foods – food sensitivities. Allergy symptoms can be triggered by a minute amount of food, usually causing an immediate reaction, but a larger dose of the trigger food is required for a food sensitivity reaction to begin and that may not be noticed for some hours or even days.
Common symptoms of food intolerance include:
Some people are sensitive to several groups of foods; sometimes the culprit is a common food such as dairy, eggs, a nut, a bean, a grain, a fish, a fruit or a vegetable; or it can be something hidden such as a food colouring, additive or processing aid. This test allows you to identify foods you react to, minimise them in your diet and design a protocol to address the underlying cause for the development of the food reactions through assessing and correcting digestive and gut barrier function. It is recommended for people with:
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.
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’ (180 foods).
Array 10 90 measures reactivity to food antigens, in cooked, raw, modified or processed forms.
Dairy and eggs, modified:
Egg white, cooked
Egg yolk, cooked
Soft cheese and hard cheese
Grains, raw and modified:
Rice white and brown, cooked
Wild rice, cooked
Wheat and alpha-gliadins
Black bean, cooked
Dark chocolate and cocoa
Garbanzo bean, cooked
Kidney bean, cooked
Pinto beans, cooked
Soy sauce, gluten-free
Nuts and seeds, raw and modified:
Sunflower seeds, roasted
Vegetables, raw and modified:
Cabbage red and green
Green bean, cooked
Mushroom, raw and cooked
Onion and scallion
Potato white, cooked (fried)
Pumpkin and squash, cooked
Spinach and aquaporin
Yam and sweet potato, cooked
Fruit, raw and modified:
Cantaloupe and honeydew melon
Coconut meat and water
Grape red and green
Lemon and lime
Peach and nectarine
Fish and seafood, raw and modified:
Crab and lobster, cooked
Beef, cooked medium
Brewed beverages and additives:
Honey raw and processed
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 have been noted:
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.