This profile identifies the polymorphisms on genes that modulate immune and inflammatory activity which affect the levels and activity of the cytokines. These variations can reveal potential defects in immune system defence as well as uncover and the mechanisms leading to chronic, overactive inflammatory responses.
This panel may uncover potential genetic susceptibility to:
- Allergies and asthma
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Bone inflammation
- Certain Cancers
- Heart Disease
- Helicobacter pylori infection
- Infectious Diseases
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Viral infections
What is being measured
- IL-1B (Interleukin-1 beta)
- IL-4 (Interleukin-4)
- IL-6 (Interleukin-6)
- IL-10 (Interleukin-10)
- IL-13 (Interleukin-13)
- TNF-a (Tumor necrosis factor-alpha)
Age range this test is suitable for
Adults and children of any age.
Buccal – swab
You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.
Before taking this test
The buccal swab is designed to collect some loose cells in your mouth. Brush your teeth the night before the test. Do not eat any food after you have brushed your teeth. Upon awakening for the day of collection, do not brush your teeth, eat or drink anything prior to the sample collection.
See instructions inside test kit for details
Turn Around Time
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.