This test is used to identify elevated levels of interleukin 8 (IL-8).
Life Extension® believes that chronic inflammation which is modulated
by cytokines such as IL-8, is the common denominator of all age-related
disease. While cytokines are important in the inflammatory response as
well as a healthy immune response, the cytokines themselves have the
potential for inducing damage, especially at high levels.
Elevated IL-8 levels may occur in different conditions
including and not limited to: rheumatoid arthritis, tumor development,
and Hepatitis C.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.