Item Catalog Number: LC100007
Life Extension® believes that inflammation is the common denominator of all chronic age-related diseases. Uncontrolled systemic inflammation places you at risk for many degenerative diseases like heart disease and stroke.
In some diseases the body's immune system triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign substances (such as bacteria) to fight off. In these diseases, called autoimmune diseases, the body's normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues.
Some, but not all types of arthritis, are the result of misdirected inflammation. Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints.
The Inflammation Panel contains the following tests:
- Chemistry Profile (complete metabolic panel with lipids)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- C-Reactive Protein (high sensitivity)
- Sedimentation Rate
- Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
- Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Screen
A 12-hour fast is required for this blood test. However, drink plenty of water and take your medications as prescribed.