164198610

Cytokine Panel Blood SST-(Test Code 4004)

Cytokines are chemical messengers that primarily signal the immune system, but also play a role as neuromodulators. They can be defined as either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Cytokine imbalances are known to be involved in autoimmune disorders, atopic conditions as well as neuropsychiatric disorders.

Cytokines are signaling proteins and glycoproteins that mediate and regular immunity, inflammation and hematopoiesis.  They are also involved in cell growth and differentiation, cell death, angiogenesis, normal development and neuromodulations.

Analytes:

ProInflammatory Cytokines (TH1) IL1, IL6, IL7, IL8, IL17, TNFa, TNFb

AntiInflammatory Cytokines (TH2) GM-CSF, IFNg, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, TGFb

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Patient Brochure

Cytokines are critical to the functional both innate (cell-mediated) and adaptive (antigen specific/humoral) immune systems.  They are known as either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory.  Pro-inflammatory cytokines include interferon-gamma (INFγ), interleukin-2 (IL2) and interleukin-12 (IL12); whereas interleukin-4 (IL4) and interleukin-5 (IL5) are anti-inflammatory.

Generally pro-inflammatory cytokines are secreted from T-helper 1 (Th1) cells and anti-inflammatory cytokines are secreted from T-helper 2 (Th2) cells.  Under normal circumstances the Th1 and Th2 systems should be in balance.

Common Conditions:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Hashimotos Thyroiditis
  • Depression
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Food intolerances

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

Analytes

(Test Code: 4004): GM-CSF
IFNy
IL-1B
IL-2
IL-4
IL-5
IL-6
IL-7
IL-8
IL-10
IL-12
IL-13
TNFa