This panel contains the following tests:
- Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1ß) - One of the key
mediators of the inflammatory response to physical stress. Higher levels
are associated with anxiety, panic disorders, and cardiovascular risk.
- Interleukin-6 (IL-6) -
Elevated IL-6 may occur in different conditions including chronic
infections, autoimmune disorders, certain cancers and Alzheimer’s
- Interleukin-8 (IL-8) - Elevated blood levels of IL-8 are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, tumor development and Hepatitis C.
- Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a)
- TNF-a is a growth factor for immune cells and osteoclasts, the cells
that break down bone. It may be elevated in chronic infections, certain
cancers, and Hepatitis C.
Life Extension® believes that chronic inflammation is the common
denominator of all age-related disease. We offer a wide variety of tests
which measure the level of inflammation in the body.
Cytokines are proteins that modulate the
inflammatory response. This panel is used to identify elevated levels of
specific cytokines. While inflammation is important for a healthy
immune response, the cytokines themselves have the potential for
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.