Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Blood Spot or SST

Turn Around Time

Batch Testing Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


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 may 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.

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.


  • GM-CSF
  • IFN Gamma
  • IL-10
  • IL-12
  • IL-13
  • IL-17
  • IL-1A
  • IL-2
  • IL-4
  • IL-5
  • IL-6
  • IL-7
  • IL-8
  • TNFa
  • TNFB

Test Method

EIA (Enzyme immunoassay)

Common Conditions

  • Respiratory Health
    • Asthma
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Depression
  • Skin and Dermatological Health
    • Eczema
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Food intolerances
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Hashimotos Thyroiditis
  • Reproductive Health
    • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Muscle and Joint Health
    • Rheumatoid arthritis

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.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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