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Interleukin-6, also known as IL-6, acts as both a pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine. It is secreted by immune cells in response to trauma and cellular damage related with the aging process. IL-6 is essential to the body’s ability to repair aging cells and tissues.
Life Extension® tests IGF-1 and IL-6 together because both proteins are associated with the regeneration of healthy tissues.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed, including growth hormone replacement. Do not take supplements the day of the test. This combination of tests is not included in any other Life Extension panel.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.