This test is used to identify elevated levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6).
Life Extension® believes that chronic inflammation which is modulated by cytokines such as IL-6, is the common denominator of all age-related disease. While cytokines are important in the inflammatory response as well as a healthy immune response, the cytokines themselves have the potential for inducing damage, especially at high levels.
Elevated IL-6 levels may occur in different conditions including and not limited to: chronic infections, autoimmune disorders, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.