Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen 

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people are living with an autoimmune disease; and most don't even know they have one.  On average, it takes 10 years for an autoimmune disease to be diagnosed.  Likewise, autoantibodies can appear up to 10 years before any clinical symptoms!  

 

What is an autoimmune disease?

Simply put, an autoimmune disease is when your body attacks itself.  Any time an antigen (bacteria, virus, parasite, food you are sensitive to, etc.) enters your body, your immune system attacks it with antibodies.  However, sometimes those same antibodies start to attack normal, healthy, human tissue instead.  At first this creates low grade, vague symptoms, but over time the antibody response become larger and more destructive.  This process usually takes years to develop, which is why conventional medicine usually doesn't catch an autoimmune disease until years later, and by this point it is too late.  Too much damage has occurred, making remission rather difficult.  

What are some types of autoimmune diseases?

Over 80 distinct autoimmune diseases have

been identified. Most of them aren't even

recognized by the medical community which

interferes with proper treatment.  Some common

autoimmune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis,

Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and fibromyalgia.  

These are some examples of ones that do not get

recognition for their autoimmune component.  

Others that do include type 1 diabetes,

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Cushing's hypoadrenalism,

and Lupus.   

How do I get an autoimmune disease?

The development of an autoimmune disease may be influenced by a triad of factors: genetic vulnerability, immune system response to environmental exposures (toxic chemicals, antigenic foods, infectious agents, etc.), and intestinal permeability. There is a higher chance for developing autoimmunity with intestinal inflammatory conditions because of the close relationship between intestinal integrity and the immune system.  Leaky gut and leaky brain are not also the most common sources of an acquired autoimmune disease, but the easiest to fix!

What kind of testing is there?

Initial common symptoms of autoimmunity may

include fatigue, aching tendons or muscles,

inflammation and low fever.  The vagueness of

these symptoms makes testing rather difficult.  

Not until a clear symptom picture presents itself

can your doctor decide on an appropriate lab

test to run, which is often too late.  Substantial

tissue damage is likely to have already occurred

and the window of opportunity for treatment is

closing.  At this point, if your doctor is even

thinking an autoimmune disease is present,

they must select the right autoantibody to look

for.  This can be like bobbing for apples in a lake.  On top of this, doctors tend not to even check for an autoimmune component because it wouldn't change their course of treatment.  

What is treatment like?

There are a lot of conditions that can occur with or without an autoimmune component.  Hypothyroidism for example, is a condition of suboptimal thyroid function.  It is very common and very treatable.  However, Hashimoto's thyroiditis is when you have hypothyroidism because of an autoimmune attack.  Despite being conditions of poor thyroid function, they are very different and must be treated differently.  A lot of doctors don't test for autoimmune antibodies in their hypothyroid patients because that diagnosis wouldn't change the way they treat the patient.  However, in cases when an autoimmune disease is discovered, and recognized, the course of treatment typically consists of lifelong immunosuppressant medications.  This is a huge problem because these drugs don't just dampen your autoimmune response, they dampen your entire immune system!  Leaving you much more susceptible to any disease.  Never a good idea, especially during a pandemic...

As you can see, there are major flaws in conventional medicine when it comes to diagnosing and treating autoimmune disease.  When you are suspicious of an autoimmune disease or have progressively worsening symptoms no amount of treatment can seem to fix, it is best to get proper testing...

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The Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen from Cyrex Laboratories

  • This unique, revolutionary panel measures 24+ different autoantibodies from one sample of blood.  

  • Because autoantibodies can appear up to 10 years before symptoms appear, know exactly what is going on before it is too late!

  • Those with an autoimmune disease are much more likely to get a second autoimmune disease.  Therefore, get a leg up on treatment and prevent further disease!

  • Tests against IgA and IgG antibodies for a more definitive diagnosis

  • Tests for:

Parietal Cell + ATPase

• Gastric Autoimmunity

• Chronic Atrophic Gastritis 

• Pernicious Anemia

Tropomyosin

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Colon Autoimmunity

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Intrinsic Factor

• Autoimmune Gastritis

• Pernicious Anemia

Tropomyosin

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Colon Autoimmunity

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

ASCA + ANCA

• Beçhet’s Syndrome with GI Involvement 

• Crohn’s Disease
• Ulcerative Colitis

Thyroglobulin

  • Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

  • Graves’ Disease

Thyroid Peroxidase

  • Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

  • Graves’ Disease

Alpha-Myosin

  • Autoimmune Myocarditis

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

21 Hydroxylase

  • Adrenal Autoimmunity

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

  • Autoimmune Endocrine Disorders

Phospholipid

• Antiphospholipid Syndrome
• NIDDM (type 2 diabetes)
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Myocardial Peptide

  • Autoimmune Myocarditis

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

Platelet Glycoprotein

• Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia 

• Cardiovascular Disease
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Ovary/Testis

  • Autoimmune Endocrine Disorders

  • Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 1

Arthritis Peptide

  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 

  • Osteoarthritis

Fibulin

• Osteoarthritis
• Atherosclerotic Lesions

Osteocyte

• Osteoporosis
• Osteopenia
• Osteoclastogenesis

Collagen

• Lupus Erythematosus
• Arthritis
• Goodpasture’s Syndrome

Cytochrome P450

• Autoimmune Hepatitis Type 2
• Liver/Microsomal Autoimmunity 

• Heptocellular Carcinoma

Islet Cell Antigen

  • Type 1 Diabetes

  • Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults

Asialoganglioside

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Guillain Barré Syndrome 

  • PANDAS / ANDAS / OCD

Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase

• Cerebellar Ataxia

• Type 1 Diabetes

• Celiac Disease

• Stiff Person Syndrome

• Latent Autoimmune

• Diabetes of Adults

α + β Tubulin

  • Demyelinating Diseases

  • Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes

  • Thyroid Disorders

Myelin Basic Protein

• Demyelinating Diseases 

• Autism
• PANDAS / OCD

Cerebellar

  • Celiac Disease

  • Gluten Ataxia

  • Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration

    Syndrome

Synapsin

  • Inhibited Neurotransmitter Release

  • Demyelinating Diseases

The test kit can be sent to you anywhere in the country.  All you have to do is take it to a blood draw site near you for collection and then mail it in with the prepaid label!