Moleculera Labs is an Autoimmune Neurobiology Company
Focused On Central Nervous System Disorders Arising From “Molecular Mimicry”

Moleculera Labs is a pioneer in developing and offering advanced testing services that assist physicians in identifying whether an individual’s neurologic and/or psychiatric symptoms could be caused by an autoimmune dysfunction. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sometimes behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders have been found to be caused by a treatable autoimmune condition, triggered by common infections. Learn how to order the lab tests.

Neuropsychiatric Disorders Resources

Neuropsychiatric Disorders are infection-induced autoimmune conditions that disrupt a patient’s normal neurologic functioning

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The Cunningham Panel™ Overview

The Cunningham Panel™ can help identify the level of autoimmune antibodies and the capability they have to stimulate and trigger neurologic behavior

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Parent Resource Center

For parents, managing symptoms is often overwhelming. The Resource Center provides information about Neuropsychiatric Disorders to help you in this journey.

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Physician Resource Center

The Resource Center provides information about the Cunningham Panel of tests, along with research and developments regarding Neuropsychiatric Disorders.

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Educational Brochures

Moleculera Labs has created educational brochures for both physicians and parents to assist in making a Neuropsychiatric Disorders diagnosis

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What Families Are Saying

How the Cunningham Panel™ of tests has impacted lives.

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Neuropsychiatric Disorders/PANDAS and PANS

There are numerous studies documenting the connection between abnormal immune system activity and neuropsychiatric illnesses. Following is a list of peer-reviewed journal articles by world-leading researchers investigating infection-induced autoimmune neurologic disorders, including PANS and PANDAS. View more Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus Immunology: A Pilot Study.

Walls A, Cubangbang M, Wang H, Raiji M, Knight J, Steehler M, Latimer E, Harley EH Jr.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients diagnosed with PANDAS appear to maintain significantly different concentrations of cytokines when compared with patients afflicted by chronic group A beta hemolytic streptococcus infections and obstructive sleep apnea. As a result, one could potentially use the described characterization of immunologic markers as a basis for future mechanistic and epidemiological studies.
© American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 2015.

Antineuronal Antibodies in a Heterogeneous Group of Youth and Young Adults with Tics and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Cox CJ, Zuccolo AJ, Edwards EV, Mascaro-Blanco A, Alvarez K, Stoner J, Chang K, and Cunningham MW.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggested a significant correlation of streptococcal-associated tics and OCD with elevated anti-D1R and antilysoganglioside antineuronal antibodies in serum concomitant with higher activation of CaMKII in human neuronal cells. Youth and young adults with chronic tics and OCD may have underlying infectious/immunologic etiology.
February 2015, Vol. 25, No. 1: 76-85. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Videos about Moleculera Labs

Infection-triggered autoimmune diseases which cause neurologic and psychiatric symptoms can be difficult to recognize. The following videos were developed to help educate parents and professionals about these complex disorders and provide insight into the impact they can have on patients’ lives.

Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders

This educational video provides insight into the autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders PANS and PANDAS. These treatable disorders are triggered by well-known infections such as Group A strep, mycoplasma pneumonia, influenza, herpes simplex and Lyme disease.

The Cunningham Panel™
of tests

The Cunningham Panel™ of tests assists physicians in diagnosing treatable autoimmune neurologic conditions, such as PANS and PANDAS, which are often misdiagnosed as psychiatric illnesses. The Panel is the only test of its kind in the world.

A Boy’s Story

An emotional and heartwarming story told by a young patient from Oklahoma, who was diagnosed with PANDAS after several years of searching for answers. He speaks at PANDAS Awareness Day 2015 at the Oklahoma State Capitol with his mother by his side.