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.
To order The Cunningham Panel™ of Tests within the United States, visit www.moleculera.com.
Patients outside the United States can discuss with their physician about ordering the test fromWieslab.
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.