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CUNNINGHAM PANEL

 

THE TEST

The Cunningham Panel™  of Tests determines the “likelihood of the patient’s condition being auto-immune in nature”, including possible PANDAS and PANS. The test measure 5 assays and is commercially available byMoleculera Labs.

Dr. Cunningham’s research, which led to this test, measured cross-reactive antibodies that are elevated in a PANDAS child’s brains. Many children got assistance with PANDAS treatment from Immunologists if the results of this blood test indicate PANDAS-like antibody levels.

PHYSICIANS:
To order The Cunningham Panel™  of Tests within the United States, visit www.moleculera.com.


INTERNATIONAL TESTING

Patients outside the United States can discuss with their physician about ordering the test fromWieslab.

PHYSICIANS:
To order the Cunningham Panel™  outside the United States, visit http://www.wieslab.se/index.php?langId=1&headId=75&subId=108&pageId=108 and order TEST 564: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric syndromes (PANS or PANDAS)


THE RESEARCH BEHIND THE TEST

In the following studies by Dr. Cunningham, et al., they show that movement disorders in Sydenham Chorea patients – a movement problem caused only by strep – and PANDAS children are similarly elevated. In both illnesses the basal ganglia are activated by a negative autoimmune reaction to strep.

This is important to show doctors so they understand that your child is not simply suffering from a psychological issue and may be having movement or mood issues due to strep antibody cross-reactivity from auto-antibodies (misbehaving antibodies along the basal ganglia nerves) called anti-lysoganglioside and anti-tubulin.


PARENTS HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

In 2010, parents rallied together to push for funding for Dr. Cunningham’s groundbreaking research. Through hard work and unity, parents were able to secure $50,000 through Pepsi Global Giving.

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