Delayed sensitivities to peptides in dairy can present up to 72 hours after consuming dairy foods. These sensitivities are based on IgG or IgA antibody-driven reactions and can affect both the local intestinal environment with acute symptoms, as well as the extra-intestinal systems from the skin, to the joints, brain, and other internal organs and tissue systems.
Detecting sensitivity to cow’s milk can be difficult due to its ubiquitous presence in the Western diet, symptom overlap with other common conditions, and the often delayed nature of sensitivity symptoms.
Vibrant has developed the Dairy Zoomer to answer the need for a comprehensive peptide-level test to detect with the highest sensitivity and specificity whether an individual is sensitive to any of the multiple peptides found in cow’s milk.
The Dairy Zoomer will also aid healthcare providers in determining if cow’s milk dairy may be at the root of an individual’s symptoms or medical conditions, and guide nutritional interventions based on specific lab results.
Not Available in New York state
Only healthcare providers licensed in their state may order laboratory testing.
*Vibrant Wellness does not participate in, take assignment, or accept any private insurance. We do not provide super bills and cannot assist with claim resolution for laboratory tests or consultations.
- αS1-casein & αS2-casein
- Beta-casomorphin (BCM 7)
- α -Lactalbumin
- ß – Lactoglobulin
- Serum albumin
If you have the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the Dairy Zoomer:
- Abdominal pain during or after meals
- Colic(in infants)
- Eczema or other rashes
- Mucous-filled cough
- Runny nose
- Eye irritation
- Recurring ear infections
- Other food sensitivities and allergies
- Atopic dermatitis
- Family history of dairy allergy
- Advanced age
What is the difference between the Milk Component test and the Dairy Zoomer?
The Vibrant Milk Component test is a screen for allergic reactions or allergic sensitization to cow’s milk peptides and components, which involve IgE antibodies to the measured peptides.
The Vibrant Dairy Zoomer is a test for sensitivity to cow’s milk peptides, which involve IgG and IgA antibodies, and which are not allergies. We recommend running both tests in order to detect the most possible reactions to cow’s milk in all immunoglobulin (Ig) arms of the immune system.
My Milk Component test shows positive antibodies to milk, but I do not experience any symptoms when I consume milk. Is my test wrong?
Many patients have been sensitized to milk, which means an initial exposure has triggered the production of IgE (allergy specific) antibodies to this food. These antibodies can be detected in the blood of sensitized individuals.
However, because of many variables, antibodies do not always correlate with symptoms and not all milk component peptides are associated with anaphylaxis or severe, life-threatening allergies. Because of this, you may have elevated antibodies on the Milk Component allergy panel, but may not be highly allergic yet. Your healthcare provider will aid you in interpretation of results in conjunction with your symptoms and medical history.
Can I run the Milk Component 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 milk allergies or sensitization.
Dairy Sensitivity and Autoimmunity: What’s the Connection? https://vibrantwellnessblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/dairy-sensitivity-and-autoimmunity-whats-the-connection/
Are You Dairy Sensitive or Lactose Intolerant? What’s the Difference? https://vibrantwellnessblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/are-you-dairy-sensitive-or-lactose-intolerant-whats-the-difference/
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