Interleukin 8 (IL-8)
Item Catalog Number: LC140918
Life Extension® believes that chronic inflammation modulated by cytokines such as interleukin-8 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. A dietary and supplement regimen rich in nutrients that help ease inflammation is an important first step towards longevity.
Cytokines are important in the inflammatory response. This test is used to identify elevated levels of interleukin-8. While inflammation is important for a healthy immune response, the cytokines themselves have the potential for inducing damage.
Elevated blood levels of IL-8 are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, tumor development and Hepatitis C.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all prescription medications as prescribed, but do not take your supplements on the morning of the test. Each of these tests may also be ordered individually.