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Soy Zoomer

Soy Zoomer

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To test for and identify sensitivity to proteins in soy, including GMO and non-GMO varieties

Description

- Blood Test

  • Soy is considered a highly antigenic food and is one of the 8 major allergens found in Western food processing
  • Some of the proteins in soy can cause soy dust sensitivity when inhaled and produce asthma-like symptoms in sensitive individuals
  • Soy in the United States is almost entirely genetically modified (GM) and, like corn and other GM crops, contains “cry” proteins, a pesticidal protein added during genetic modification and which, when combined with complementary herbicides during growing, may contribute to health problems in humans and other mammals, particularly increased adiposity and immune abnormalities
  • Because soy is so ubiquitous in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industry in the United States, sensitivity to soy can often be difficult to detect through simple elimination diets alone. Testing for antibodies to peptides in soy is the only way to definitively assess a patient for soy sensitivity
  • Soy is also a common cause of asthma-like symptoms in some sensitive individuals, and the Soy Zoomer can identify if those individuals may see symptom relief on a soy-free diet
  • Due to the highly genetically modified nature of soy in the United States, differentiating between sensitivity to GM or non-GM soy may aid in individualizing nutrition elimination and liberalization of diet in affected individuals
  • Because soy sensitive individuals may have concomitant sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts, consider running the Peanut Zoomer panel and the Nut Zoomer panel for comprehensive testing

Soy Zoomer Sample Report

Markers Measured

Antigens & Associations

  • Gly m 1
    • Principle antigen in soybean dust-related sensitivities; can permeate mucosal membranes of the respiratory tract and induce asthma-like symptoms
  • Gly m 2
    • Also associated with soybean dust-related sensitivities and may induce asthma-like symptoms upon inhalation
  • Gly m 3
    • An antigenic protein in soy that is denatured during cooking and fermentation
  • Gly m 4
    • A major soy antigen that can produce sensitivity reactions in the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory mucosa, and skin, with severe reactions resulting in anaphylaxis; the protein is somewhat heat labile, but susceptible to denaturation in fermentation; Gly m 4 also has some degree of cross-reactivity with birch pollen
  • Gly m 5
    • A soy protein with homology to the peanut antigen Ara h 1, which may produce cross-reactivity in peanut sensitive individuals
  • Gly m 6
    • A soy protein with homology to the peanut antigen Ara h 3, which may produce cross-reactivity in peanut sensitive individuals
  • Gly m 7
    • A heat-resistant antigen in soy with cross-reactivity to peanut antigens
  • Gly m 8
    • A highly predictive antigen in soy used to detect allergic response in sensitized individuals, and may also be highly specific to soy sensitivity
  • Cry1Ac GMO protein
    • A pesticidal crystal protein antigen found specifically in genetically modified (GM) soy
  • Gly m Bd 30k
    • A soy antigen specifically found in high rates in soy sensitive individuals with atopic dermatitis
  • Kunitz soybean trypsin inhibitor
    • A potent soy antigen that can induce anaphylaxis in allergic sensitized individuals; in individuals with soy sensitivity, however, symptom severity is unknown

Symptoms

Conditions and Symptoms Associated with soy sensitivity include:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive gas or bloating
  • Asthma-like symptoms
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose or watery eyes

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.

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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.

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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

What type of soy is the Soy Zoomer testing? 

The SoyZoomerTM tests peptide-level antibodies to 11 different soy proteins. One protein in particular, the soy CRY protein, is found specifically in genetically modified (GMO) soy. Thus, the Vibrant SoyZoomerTM can differentiate if a person is sensitive to organic soy, or GMO soy, or both.

What can I do if I am sensitive to soy?

Depending on your symptoms, history, and the severity of your results, you will likely be advised to follow a soy free diet. This can be difficult, but not impossible. You can call to schedule an appointment with one of Vibrant’s clinical dietitians or consult with your ordering provider about what the most appropriate diet for you is once you get your results.

Are there other foods that are cross-reactive with soy?

Because soy sensitive individuals may have concomitant sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts, consider running the Peanut Zoomer panel and the Nut Zoomer panel for the most comprehensive testing.

Will the Soy Zoomer tell me if I am sensitive to genetically modified (GM) soy as well as non-GM soy?

Yes. The Vibrant Soy Zoomer includes antibodies to Cry1Ac GMO protein, which is a pesticidal protein found only in GM soy.

If I am allergic to soy, will the Soy Zoomer detect this?

No. Because allergies and sensitivities involve two different arms of the immune system, antibodies that are involved in allergic response (IgE) are different from antibodies involved in other types of hypersensitivities (IgG and IgA). The Soy Zoomer tests for IgG and IgA response to soy proteins at the peptide level, which increases the accuracy of the test results and minimizes cross-reactivity and variability.

Can I run the Soy Zoomer test in pediatrics?

Yes. While Vibrant has not created reference ranges specific to pediatric populations, this test can and should be run in pediatric populations that are at risk for or suspected of having soy sensitivities.

How It Works

1

Order your test

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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.

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Interpretation

Learn how to read your lab report.

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