Vibrant America & Vibrant Wellness
Wheat Zoomer for detection of wheat and gluten-related disorders
Lab phone number: 866-364-0963
Purpose of Test
The Vibrant Wellness Wheat Zoomer test ‘zooms in’ on the individual peptide fragments of proteins in order to test for the full array of possible reactivity to wheat and gluten containing foods. It detects between celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, non-gluten wheat sensitivity, and autoimmune processes triggered by gluten. It also includes the market’s most comprehensive biomarker panel to identify intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) as well as bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS), which contributes to intestinal permeability.
What is Wheat/Gluten Sensitivity?
Wheat and gluten sensitivities are immune responses in which, upon ingestion of wheat or gluten (from gluten-containing foods), antibodies against the protein component of these foods are generated. Gluten sensitivity is only a subset within a much larger group of wheat/gluten-related disorders.
Wheat Zoomer Intestinal Antibody Detection includes: All known deamidated gliadins
- Alpha, alpha-beta, gamma and omega gliadin
- HMW and LMW glutenin family
- Zonulin protein and actin
- tTG- DGP Fusion Peptides
- Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)
- Differential transglutaminase: 2, 3 and 6
- Non-gluten wheat proteins such as Farinins, Globulins, Serpins, Amylase/Protease Inhibitors
- Total IgA and IgG
Wheat Zoomer Intestinal Permeability Panel includes:
- Lipopolysaccharide IgG/IgM/IgA
- Anti-Actin IgG/IgA
- Anti-Zonulin IgG/IgA
Vibrant’s Advanced Technology
Vibrant Wellness utilizes a microchip technology, which synthesizes entire proteins as peptides and offers very specific antibody-to-antigen recognition. This results in enhanced sensitivity and specificity compared to other platforms. The Wheat Zoomer has been validated at 99% specificity and sensitivity. This technology is unique to Vibrant and is considered the gold standard test.
Direct Lab Price: $199. (Please put your credit card number or check on the requisition. If the price is not on the requisition – please fill in this price). The price is subject to change if re-testing in the future. Depending on your insurance company, this may be covered as an Out-of-Network cost. To determine whether a claim may be covered please contact your insurance provider. The lab will not submit the claim to your insurance company. If you are concerned that a claim may not be covered, you can choose to prepay for your testing and we will provide you with a statement that you may then submit to your insurance provider for coverage determination and if approved, payment will go directly to you.
Here’s a list of the most commonly asked questions and instructions regarding this lab test:
Where do I go for the blood draw sample?
Step 1 – Vibrant Wellness covers a flat rate with contracted labs for the phlebotomy services associated with their test kits requiring a blood draw. Depending on the location and lab, additional draw fees may be required. Please take the signed Test Requisition form and the lab kit to any locations which you can find here: https://www.vibrant-america.com/blood-draw-center/. If a draw site is not located in your area, a Vibrant Wellness Phlebotomy Services Manager will assist with finding a blood draw center for you. If you live in a remote location, you may need to travel a distance or ask your local physician to assist with phlebotomy.
Step 2 – Fill out the Test Requisition Form completely with your personal information. Payment type must be completed with payment included to process your sample unless you made arrangements to pay through Fortitude Functional Nutrition.
Step 3 – The blood draw center will ship the test kit with your blood sample and requisition in the FedEx bag provided (within the kit).
My test kit did not have a Test Requisition form?
Unless you already received the test requisition in your private portal, you should email or call our office (at email@example.com or 720-580-2078) for a Test Requisition Form.
Do I need to stop taking any of my medications before I collect my blood sample?
No. Please continue taking all medications as directed by your doctor. But, be well hydrated before your blood draw. Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral or intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.
Do I need to fast, eat gluten or stop eating certain foods before I collect my blood sample?
No fasting required. It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Eat gluten containing foods for this lab test unless it has potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal.