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Chronic Inflammation

Chronic Inflammation

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For the detection of inflammation resulting from chronic health conditions

Description

Chronic Inflammation Blood Test

This panel investigates chronic inflammation, and specifically CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), which is usually caused by exposure to one or more biotoxins (mycotoxins (mold) and/ or from Lyme. PHLEBOTOMY MUST RETURN SPECIMENS WITH DRY ICE.

  • Biotoxins are released by micro-organisms, which infect or colonize humans
  • Micro-organisms releasing biotoxins include mold, Lyme and other tickborne co-infections, and other fungal, viral, or bacterial species
  • Environmental toxicants that persist in the soil and groundwater may also contribute to the toxic burden

Because many symptoms of CIRS-associated conditions are generic or mimic other health conditions, these diseases often go undiagnosed for months, increasing the suffering and disease progression of the patient. You may even be asymptomatic, with little or no outward signs that you have been infected or exposed until the infection is detected with lab testing.

If your healthcare provider suspects one or more micro-organisms at the root of your CIRS, consider Vibrant’s Tickborne Diseases and Mycotoxins panels.

Chronic Inflammation Sample Report

Markers Measured

Chronic Inflammation Blood Test markers measured:

Chronic Inflammatory Panel

  • VEGF
  • ADH
  • ACTH
  • Anticardiolipins
  • VIP
  • MSH
  • TGF-B1
  • MMP9
  • PAI-1
  • C3a
  • C4a
  • von Willebrand factor

Symptoms

Chronic Inflammation Symptoms

Symptoms and conditions associated with biotoxin illnesses include:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Depression
  • Lack of concentration/Brain fog
  • Anxiety (fears, uneasiness)
  • Irritability
  • Headache (not migraine)
  • Hyperactive (nervous energy)
  • Joint pains
  • Intestinal pains/cramps
  • Fatigue (sluggish, tired)
  • Stuffy nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rashes or hives
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Constipation

About Test

About Chronic Inflammation Test

Key Details

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist any day Monday-Friday.
    • More information on scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.
    • You may need to pay an additional fee for phlebotomy.
  • Review your kit - When you receive the test kit in the mail, review its contents, and read through the information provided with the kit.
  • Due to the rapid breakdown of some of the markers being measured on this panel, some of this kits collection samples are required to be shipped on dry iceWhere to buy dry ice.
  • Some of your collection samples will need to be shipped with the frozen ice packs that are included with your kit.
  • Place frozen ice packs (if included with the kit) in the freezer for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Scheduling your blood draw any day Monday-Friday.
    • Search for a "mobile phlebotomist" who will come to your home, or:
    • Locate a blood draw site HERE. Please note: Quest and LabCorp only draw for their own tests, not for Vibrant America tests.
    • If you are in a rural location, consider asking your doctor's office to draw for the kit, or, call your local hospital and ask if they offer this service.
    • You may need to pay an additional fee for phlebotomy.
    • Your test kit may come with more tubes than needed. Please have the phlebotomist check the collection instructions and your test requisition form to determine the correct tubes to draw. Your phlebotomist will know what to do with the tubes and instructions provided.
  • After the blood draw is collected, you are all done! Your phlebotomist will process, package and ship your completed kit for you.

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Frozen ice packs
  • Full test kit with all contents and forms
  • Fasting is not required for your kit. Drink plenty of water.

Verify the kit contents, which typically includes:

  • Requisition form: lab orders needed for the phlebotomist to draw your samples. Confirm your information is correct on this form.
    • Since your kit has been prepaid, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.
  • Tubes: these are specific to the samples the test requires and some may have extra reagents in the tubes (this is not condensation!)
  • Ice pack: if present, place in the freezer (you must bring these to the phlebotomy appointment)
  • Shipping materials: a biohazard bag for your samples & return shipping label
  • For return shipment tracking, take a picture of the shipping label if you'd like to track status of the kit; most labs can't provide this information once the kit is shipped
  • Draw instructions: for the phlebotomist to confirm the test specific instructions.

Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed Monday-Friday only by a phlebotomist.
    • More information on scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.
    • You can find a Vibrant America-partnered blood draw location HERE.
  • If you are currently taking (or have recently taken) any of the following medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of collection.
    • Steroids
    • Immunosuppressive medications
    • Biologic agents
    • Other immunomodulating medications
  • Hydrate the day prior to the test.
  • Freeze the provided ice packs for at least 24 hours prior to your blood draw.

Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay an additional fee for phlebotomy.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

The Vibrant Experience

Vibrant America is a leading science and technology company delivering life-transforming laboratory services using an integrated microarray platform that enables multiplex testing at an affordable cost.

Vibrant’s relationship with its patients and providers is special. We go out of our way to provide the value and resources our providers need to accurately interpret test results and give patients the most accurate health information.

The Most Accurate In the Industry

All tests run on Vibrant’s proprietary 3Dense microchip technology platform boast an unrivaled specificity and sensitivity – which translates to the highest standard of accuracy of results in the lab industry.

Our Lab Technology

Vibrant America is at the forefront of modern medicine. Our technology was developed out of passion for better medicine, and we believe that automation is the key to high-quality and accurate test results. Multiplexing tests on a single sample enable a fast turnaround time.

Our Mission

Dedicated to bring clinically relevant test at a rapid pace to enable affordable high-quality diagnostics to every individual.

  • High-quality lab service
  • Fully automated systems
  • Low cost
  • Fast Turn Around Time

Quality and Security

All of our laboratory testings is done in a CLIA and CAP-certified laboratory in California.

Vibrant America's Compliance Overview

FAQ

FAQ

Do I need to be fasting for this test?

Fasting is recommended for this panel.

Is this a test for mold or mycotoxins?

No. This test screens for inflammatory markers of biotoxin exposure, but does not directly test for the presence of mold/mycotoxins. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to

environmental or food-based mold, please ask your ordering provider about the Vibrant Mycotoxins panel.

Is this a test for Lyme disease or other tickborne diseases?

No. This test screens for inflammatory markers of biotoxin exposure, but does not directly test for the presence of tickborne diseases, such as Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, or others. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to tickborne diseases, please ask your ordering provider about the Vibrant Tickborne and Infections panel.

How It Works

1

Order your test

You'll get an email confirmation from us.

2

Within 48 hours of payment

The lab will confirm your order and provide tracking.

3

2 days after kits ship

We will send you test instructions.

4

When results are in

You'll be notified via email, with instructions to access via secured portal.

5

Interpretation

Learn how to read your lab report.

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  • Vibrant is unable to ship test kits to the state of New York as per state laws.
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  • After you order a test kit, getting the lab draw and/or completing the test is your responsibility.
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