CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) is usually associated with exposure to one or more biotoxins.
- 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 Inflammatory Panel
- von Willebrand factor
Symptoms and conditions associated with biotoxin illnesses include:
- Muscle spasms
- Lack of concentration/Brain fog
- Anxiety (fears, uneasiness)
- Headache (not migraine)
- Hyperactive (nervous energy)
- Joint pains
- Intestinal pains/cramps
- Fatigue (sluggish, tired)
- Stuffy nose
- Shortness of breath
- Rashes or hives
- Irregular heartbeat
The Vibrant CIRS panel is a unique screen for inflammatory markers that can signal that your body’s immune system is responding to a chronic inflammatory trigger, such as biotoxins. Biotoxins are produced by micro-organisms which infect or colonize various parts of the human body, including, but not limited to:
- Gut lining
- Nasal passages and sinuses
- Internal organs
- Muscle tissue
- Internal implants
- Oral surfaces or cavities
Many affected patients do not know they have been exposed or infected by the micro-organisms that cause these symptoms. The only way to confirm exposure or presence is to test. If your healthcare provider suspects underlying micro-organism exposure at the root of your CIRS, consider the Vibrant Tickborne and Vibrant Mycotoxins panels in addition to the CIRS panel.
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.
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