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

PANS-PANDAS Treatment Guidelines

In September 2017, the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP) published a special issue featuring a revised set of treatment guidelines for Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection (PANDAS). The recommendations, developed by a panel of leading clinicians and researchers, focus on three areas: Psychiatric and Behavioral Interventions, Use of Immunomodulatory Therapies and Treatment and Prevention of Infections.

Special Issue on Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)

The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP) published a special edition in 2015 featuring recommendations for the diagnostic evaluation of youth with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), along with studies examining various aspects of PANS and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection (PANDAS).

Hidden Invaders
Infections can trigger immune attacks on kids’ brains, provoking devastating psychiatric disorders.

Hidden Invaders, by Pamela Weintraub, takes an in-depth look at the history and scientific findings surrounding pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, PANS and PANDAS. The article explores Dr. Madeleine Cunningham’s discovery of autoantibodies in the brain and the impact on movement and behaviors and her development of the Cunningham Panel™ of tests.

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.