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Posted by . on June 27, 2000 at 11:46:59:

In Reply to: Anyone know what tests I should have done on him???? posted by DeAnna in Georgia on June 26, 2000 at 22:23:10:

Urine Peptide Testing
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The following was copied from the Autism Research Unit's website and describes the urinary peptide testing:

"The biochemical research undertaken at the Unit subscribes to the theory that autism is the consequence of a metabolic disorder, whereby certain biologically active peptides derived mainly from gluten and/or casein in the diet are not broken down correctly, and through problems with the permeability of the gut, are present in the blood in much greater quantities than would normally be expected. The presence of these compounds in the blood would mean that they would tend to be collected in the kidneys and dumped in the urine; hence, the peptide content of urine would be to some extent, reflective of the content of the blood."

Autism Research Unit
Dr. Paul Shattock/ Paul Whitely
School of Health Sciences
University of Sunderland, Sunderland SR2 7EE UK
Tel:+44 0191 510 8922/ FAX: +44 0191 567 0420
Urine test for urinary peptides
email: [email protected]

AAL Reference Laboratories, Inc.
(affiliated with University of Sunderland)
Antibody Assay Labs
1715 E. Wilshire #715
Santa Ana, CA 92705
FAX 714-543-2034
[email protected]

The National Hospital
Clinical Chemistry Section
Dept. of Pediatric Research
Rikshospitalet-The National Hospital
Pilestredet 32 N 0027
Oslo, Norway
Karl Reichelt, M.D., Ph.D., Director
email:[email protected] please note: results are taking 3 months at this time. We will let everyone know when Dr. Reichelt and his team are caught up on their testing.)
Phone +47-22-86-90-45
Fax: 47-22-86-91-17
The test can determine the quantity of the morphine-like proteins but not the source (gluten or casein). If you want the documentation on urinary peptides in your child, you could follow the instructions on page 144 of Shaw's book "Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD by Dr. Shaw and send the urine to Reichelt at the National Hospital of Norway in Oslo. (It's easier than it sounds to get it there and you'll get good results)

The Great Plains Lab
9335 West 75th St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
phone 913-341-8949
FAX 913-341-8949
Dr.William Shaw, Ph.D., Director
General Information and support: [email protected]
Urine organic acid test/ In order to have the test done, requires doctor's request. However approval in not needed to order the test kit.

What is casomorphin? Casomorphin (or caseomorhin) is a peptide derived from the milk protein casein. Casein is one of the major proteins in the milk of all mammals including cows, goats, and humans. Dr. Reichelt in Norway, Dr. Cade at the University of Florida, and others found that urine samples from people with autism, PDD, celiac disease, and schizophrenia contained high amounts of the casomorphin peptide in the urine. We suspect that these peptides may also be elevated in other disorders such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and depression based on anecdotal reports of symptom remission after exclusion of wheat and dairy.

What is gliadorphin? Gliadorphin (or gluteomorphin) is a peptide derived from the wheat protein gluten. Other related grains such as rye, barley, and oats also contain the sequence of amino acids found in gluten. Gliadorphin is very similar to casomorphin. Gliadorphin has been verified by mass spectrometry techniques to be present in urine samples of children with autism. Continued text reference may be found at the following link:
The Great Plains Laboratory

Detecting anti-gliaden and anti-casein antibodies

Blood test (Gluten and Casein Screen)
Alletess Medical Laboratory
J. Robert Cade, MD & Malcolm Privette PA-C
216 Pleasant St.
Rockland, MA 02370

Additional Contact Info: Robert Cade, MD & Malcolm Privette PA-C
Departments of Medicine and Physiology
PO Box 100204
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610-0204
Phone: 352-392-8952
Fax: 352-392-8481
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Robert Cade, M.D. is affiliated with the University of Florida.
Anyone can have a "gluten and casein screen" test done by the Alletess Medical Laboratory. The blood test is for detecting anti-gliaden and anti-casein antibodies.

Testing for Antibody levels in the blood

The following labs determine immune system dysfunction. These tests must be ordered by a doctor.

Specialty Labs
Santa Monica, California
phone # 800-421-7110
Draw Anti-MBP test #1056 and Anti-Neuron Filament Protein antibodies test #1052 (blood test). This is a must test.

Dr. Singh's Lab
Utah State University
email [email protected]
email [email protected]
# 435 797-7193
Also performs same tests as Specialty Labs
Draw Anti-MBP test #1056 and Anti-Neuron Filament Protein antibodies test #1052 (blood test). This is a must test.
Email him a request with your telephone number or address to see his availability to perform the tests.

Testing for Yeast
Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab
Martin Lee. PhD, Director
63 Zillicoa Street Asheville, NC 28801
1- 800-522-4762
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and Parasitology x 3 for parasites, digestive errors and yeast. Requires a doctor's request.

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