Cytokine testing is a medical diagnostic technique used to measure the levels of various cytokines in a patient’s blood.
Cytokines are small proteins that play a crucial role in cell signaling and the immune system. They act as messengers between cells, regulating inflammation, immune responses, and various other physiological processes.
Illustration: Interleukin 13 binds to the IL-13-receptor. It is a mediator of allergic inflammation and different diseases including asthma, mucus hypersecretion, fibrosis, airway hyperresponsiveness.