Atlas Concussion Testing was founded in order to provide an innovative and new method of managing traumatic brain injuries. The centerpiece of Atlas Concussion Testing is the Blood Brain Barrier Permeability Test, also referred to as the Array 20, provided exclusively by Cyrex Labs. The field of objective biomarkers in diagnosing concussions is quickly becoming a very important tool in concussion management. More important than diagnosing the presence of a concussion is determining when a brain has fully healed from a concussion. With the Array 20 from Cyrex Labs and the implementation protocols established by Atlas Concussion Testing, that is now possible.
The Array 20 is scientifically supported by the research that went into its development. The relationship between the structures of the blood brain barrier and the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the brain and related tissues is paramount to understanding the cascade of events following an mTBI. Most importantly, immune responses both within the brain and from the body’s immune system outside of the brain are the key to diagnosing and managing concussions with the Array 20. This blood test can objectively confirm the diagnosis of a concussion, but even more importantly, it can tell physicians that the blood brain barrier is healed and it is SAFE for athletes to return to contact sports. There is no more risk of Second Impact Syndrome and no more guesswork involved in returning concussed athletes too soon when the Array 20 is at the center of a return to play protocol.