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Corn Zoomer

Corn Zoomer

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To test for and identify sensitivities to peptides found in corn

Description

- Blood Test

Corn is a grain that is heavily used in gluten-free foods and, therefore, patients following a gluten-free diet that do not experience symptom improvement after fully eliminating gluten may benefit from testing to determine if they also have an underlying corn sensitivity.

Not only is corn widely prevalent in foods, but its various forms and derivatives are present in beverages, vaccines, medicines, supplements, and household items such as shampoo and body powder.

The Vibrant Corn Zoomer can definitively detect whether patients are sensitive to proteins in corn due to:

  • A combined detection of both IgA and IgG, which reduces the possibility of missing reactivity
  • Identification of peptides instead of proteins, reducing the possibility of cross-reactivity with similar species
  • Peptide-based microarray technique eliminates the requirement of testing different forms of corn (raw vs. cooked) and removes the false positives caused by cross reaction with pollens often seen in raw extracts
  • Improved understanding of unexplained symptoms associated with gastrointestinal, neurological, dermatological or behavioral disorders
  • Scale of reactivity (number of reactive peptide components) can give information of severity and help make decisions between rotation or elimination diets

Consider ordering the Corn Zoomer with a Wheat Zoomer to get the most comprehensive view of grain sensitivity, intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”), and make the most accurate nutrition recommendations for patients regarding eliminations of wheat, gluten, and corn.

The Vibrant Corn Zoomer also tests for identifies specific antibodies to Corn Cry proteins, which are found only in genetically modified corn.

Corn Zoomer Sample Report

Markers Measured

Proteins in the Family

  • Corn Zein
  • Corn Profilin
  • Corn Albumin
  • Corn Globulin
  • Corn Glutelin
  • Corn Expansin
  • Corn Endochitinase
  • Corn-Wheat overlap epitope
  • Corn Lipid transfer protein
  • Corn Thioredoxin
  • Corn Exopolygalacturonase
  • Corn pollen antigens

Proteins Specific to GMO Corn

Symptoms

Conditions and symptoms associated with corn sensitivity, occurring up to 72 hours after consuming corn include:

  • Bronchitis and asthma symptoms
  • Rashes (eczema)
  • Arthritis
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Known intestinal permeability
  • (such ad on the Vibrant Wheat Zoomer)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin itchiness and redness
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle stiffness and swelling
  • Excessive sweating
  • Weakness

About 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.
  • 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:

  • Completed Testing Release Form
  • 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.
  • Testing Release Form: You must fill this out and return it with your samples
  • 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.
    • You must fill out the Testing Release Form (you can find this paper in the same place as your requisition form) and return it with your samples.

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.

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  • Low cost
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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

Will this test tell me if I am also reacting to corn starch and/or corn syrup?

Yes, the Vibrant Corn ZoomerTM has an exclusive antibody panel which includes 13 major corn protein families and Cry Proteins used in genetically modified (GM) corn at the peptide level. The identification of peptides instead of proteins reduces the possibility of cross-reactivity with similar species. The peptide-based microarray technique eliminates the requirement of testing different forms of corn (raw vs. cooked) and removes the false positives caused by cross reaction with pollens often seen in raw extracts. Also, since the test is at a peptide level, it will show every part of the corn plant (starch, syrup, etc) that has contact with the corn protein.

What type of corn is the Corn Zoomer testing?

The Corn ZoomerTM tests peptide-level antibodies to 13 different corn proteins. One protein in particular, the corn CRY protein, is found specifically in genetically modified (GM) corn.

What type of patients would most benefit from Vibrant Corn ZoomerTM?

The Vibrant Corn ZoomerTM is the only test on the market that offers peptide level antibody sensitivity to the entire corn proteome, including proteins specific for GMO corn. The Corn ZoomerTM can really be used for any patient that suspects corn sensitivity. Because of the structural homology between some corn proteins and gluten (alpha gliadin), this test may be particularly suitable for patients with refractory celiac or who have already eliminated gluten from the diet, but are not seeing relief in symptoms.

What can I do if I test positive for antibodies on the Vibrant Corn ZoomerTM?

Depending on your symptoms, history, and the severity of your results, you will likely be advised to follow a corn free diet. This can be a difficult and frustrating process, but not impossible. Click here to download our guide to going corn free to get started. You can also call to schedule an appointment with one of Vibrant’s clinical dietitians.

The Corn ZoomerTM tests peptide-level antibodies to 13 different corn proteins. One protein in particular, the corn CRY protein, is found specifically in genetically modified (GM) corn.

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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