Chronic Inflammation? Test to Find Out!

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Woman stretching to avoid inflammation for whole body

Inflammation is at the root of many health problems

From arthritis to Alzheimer’s, chronic inflammation is at the root of many health problems. And, it often progresses. Knowing whether you’re dealing with this common condition can empower you to seek appropriate treatment—before it gets worse. You can find out whether you are at risk by testing for inflammation markers such as CRP (C-Reactive Protein). Lab tests for cytokines such as interleukins and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) also will offer clues about whether you should be concerned about inflammation. So don’t wait—detect damaging inflammation before it causes life threatening diseases like heart attacks or cancer.

What do inflammation tests look for?

  • C-reactive protein (CRP) associated with heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes
  • Interleukin (a kind of cytokine) associated with anxiety, arthritis, and hepatitis
  • Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), a cytokine linked to cancers
  • Most inflammation blood test panels do not require fasting

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Tests for Inflammation

The biochemical markers of inflammation that can be detected by lab testing. Life Extension offers these tests individually, or as part of comprehensive blood testing panels. Chronic inflammation won’t just “go away.” Be proactive and safeguard your health today.

C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Cardiac Blood Test - Life Extension

Measures marker of systemic inflammation

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The C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test measures the degree of inflammation occurring in your body--high levels of which are associated with cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other concerns.

ESR (Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test - Life Extension

ESR is a nonspecific test used to detect chronic inflammation

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The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is used to help identify chronic inflammation associated with infections and other disorders.

Interleukin 6 (IL-6) Blood Test - Life Extension
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IL-6/IGF-1 Blood Test - Life Extension
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To assess your body's ability to repair aging cells and tissue, this panel tests for insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). IGF-1, a.k.a. somatomedin C.

Cytokine Panel Blood Test - Life Extension
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This panel includes tests for interleukin-1 beta (IL-1ß), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), all of which are cytokines involved in inflammation that can induce damage when elevated.

Tumor Necrosis Factor Blood Test - Life Extension
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Tumor-necrosis factor-ɑ (TNF-ɑ) is a cytokine shown to be a common denominator of chronic infections, certain cancers, and hepatitis C. This test identifies elevated levels of this cytokine to help with the monitoring of these age-related diseases.

Complement C3 Blood Test - Life Extension

This blood test measures component 3 (C3) of the complement system.

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The complement system is a group of proteins (C1–C9) that participate in your body’s immune and inflammatory responses. In those with autoimmune disorders, the C3 protein may drop. This test measures C3 levels so your health care provider can assess risk and treatment options.

Complement C4 Blood Test - Life Extension

This blood test measures component 4 (C4) of the complement system.

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Check in on your immune system's ability to protect against defense and inflammation by measuring your levels of the component 4 (C4) protein of the immune system’s complement system.

Interleukin 8 (IL-8) Blood Test - Life Extension
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Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1ß) Blood Test - Life Extension
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Anxiety, panic disorders and a higher risk for cardiovascular disease have all been associated with an increase of the cytokine interleukin 1-beta (IL-1β).This test checks whether your levels are within the normal range.

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