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Reputable Cytokine Panel?

Discussion in 'Information and Resources' started by Mya Symons, May 9, 2013.

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    Does anyone know where I could get a reputable cytokine panel (Inflammatory cytokine testing) done? Preferably something I could buy online and then go to the laboratory?
     
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    My doc didn't seem to think that cytokine testing was feasible, since they are still poorly understood. Plus, what would you do with that info?
     
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    How do we block these dam cytokines?? TNF alpha and il6 are the common ones that are high in cfs/me. it seems to be a balancing act with treatments as many of those meds that can lower these cytokines can lower overall immunity which could be an issue for us with active infections. I have been reading of docs using methotrexate to block inflammation(from cytokines?) and antivirals at the same time, maybe helps reduce the 'die off' type reactions people have too??
     

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