This test is used to identify elevated levels of interleukin-1 beta(IL-1ß).
Life Extension® believes that chronic inflammation which is modulated
by cytokines such as IL-1ß, 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.
IL-1ß is one of the key mediators of the inflammatory
response to physical stress with elevated levels being associated with:
anxiety, panic disorders, and those at an increased risk cardiovascular
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.