Cytokine Check
Cytokines are small proteins that play a crucial role in the immune system and are involved in a wide range of physiological processes, including inflammation, cell growth and differentiation, and tissue repair.

Some cytokines promote inflammation and activate immune cells to fight infection or disease, while others help to regulate the immune response and prevent excessive inflammation or tissue damage.

Cytokine testing can provide a range of insights including:

  • Elevated levels of certain cytokines may indicate the presence of an inflammatory or autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or Crohn's disease.

  • Cytokine testing can be used to monitor the severity and progression of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases over time, and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

  • Infectious disease diagnosis: Cytokine testing can also be used to diagnose and monitor infectious diseases, such as viral infections or sepsis, by measuring the immune response to the infection.

What we test
Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines
Pro-inflammatory cytokines promote inflammation and activate the immune system in response to infection, injury, or other types of stress. They are produced by various immune cells, such as macrophages, T cells, and natural killer cells.
Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines
Anti-inflammatory cytokines dampen the immune response and reduce inflammation - they are important for controlling inflammation and maintaining immune homeostasis.
Test instructions
You’ll receive your blood test venous vial kit in the mail, along with logistics for your venous sample collection (TDL or Superdrug) and return via mail.
Book a collection for a venous blood draw AND centrifuge using a phlebotomy service. Contact for options in your location. Please note there is an additional cost associated payable directly to the service. Please only book Mon and bring your prepaid packaging to post the sample directly after.
Mail your sample back to the lab using the prepaid envelope and packaging.
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Results for this test available in 3 weeks and will be published in your online dashboard.
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for £325