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UK members - cytokine panel?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Seadragon, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Seadragon

    Seadragon Senior Member

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to get a cytokine panel done either on the NHS or privately in the UK?
     
  2. vaer

    vaer

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    have been doing it for some time, i have seen old posts on here doing such.

    and very recently Diagnostic Solutions has launched one too

    Let me know what you proceed with or any other help i can be, i am considering also :rolleyes:
     
  3. Seadragon

    Seadragon Senior Member

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    @vaer Thanks :) Do you know if NHS doctors/specialists take any notice of the results of these types of tests from "outside" labs? I was hoping it could be done by a "conventional" doctor or specialist if they agreed it might tell them something useful about the immune system.

    Some years ago, I saw an immunologist and asked him to run a cytokine panel and explained my reasons why but he didn't despite testing for all sorts of other things. I didn't find him to be of much help with ME so didn't go back to see him again.

    Now seeing a rheumatologist who is more interested in the autoimmune side of my illness but I have always been curious about the cytokine panel and wondered about just getting it done through a private lab one day.

    Let me know of you decide to go ahead with this and what your results are - and I will too :)
     

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