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Cytokine Testing

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.

There are several reasons why cytokine testing might be performed:

  1. Inflammatory Diseases: Cytokine levels can be elevated in conditions characterized by inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or certain autoimmune disorders. Measuring cytokine levels can help diagnose and monitor the progression of these diseases.
  2. Infectious Diseases: Cytokines are involved in the body’s response to infections. Elevated levels of certain cytokines can indicate an active infection. Testing may be used to assess the severity of the infection or the body’s response to treatment.
  3. Cancer: Cytokine testing can be used in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some cytokines are associated with tumor growth and progression.
  4. Immunodeficiency Disorders: Low levels of specific cytokines can be a sign of immunodeficiency disorders, where the immune system is compromised.
  5. Research: Cytokine testing is also used extensively in research to understand immune responses, inflammation, and the role of cytokines in various diseases.

It’s important to note that cytokine testing is a specialized procedure performed in our laboratory and ordered by a healthcare provider. It’s not a routine or at-home test, and its interpretation requires expertise in the field of immunology and medicine.

All tests are performed in Ayass BioScience, LLC. Ayass BioScience, LLC (DBA Ayass Laboratory, LLC) is a CLIA certified laboratory. If you have any questions about Ayass BioScience, LLC Laboratory Testing, please call today at 972-668-6005 or fill out our contact form on the bottom of this page. We will answer any question you might have.