Cyrex tests for oleosins, which are the oil proteins found in seeds and nuts. Some patients may not have a reaction to the proteins in seeds or nuts such as sesame, peanuts, and others; however, they may react to the protein oil in a seed or nut. This is why a patient may react to both peanut and peanut oleosins, or may have a reaction only to peanut oleosins. In the latter case testing only for peanut and not peanut oleosins would give a false negative.
9. Meat Glue
Meat glue, also known as transglutaminase or thrombian, is a powder used in the food manufacturing industry to adhere smaller pieces of meat to make one large fillet, or to turn flakes of white fish into imitation crab meat, or form chicken scraps into nuggets. It is also used to thicken some milks, yogurts and egg whites. According to the packaging label on meat glue, there is also maltodextrin and sodium caseinate with transglutaminase.
10. Dual Antibody Detection System
Because both IgG and IgA isotypes are involved in the immune response, Array 10 measures IgG and IgA antibodies for each food item. Clinically, IgA is an indication of the mucosal immune response, and IgG is an indication of the circulatory immune response. By measuring both, this insures and enhances the detection of food immune reactivity.
In addition to the 10 Point System, Array 10 also incorporates Cyrex’s Core Quad of Standards, which ensures highly accurate results. 180 foods are tested.
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