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Interleukin 2

This is an important test used to diagnose for haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).

Venous blood
1 tests included
14 days turnaround

£200.00

£149.00

About Interleukin 2

What are interleukins?

Interleukins (IL) are a group of signalling proteins produced by white blood cells. There are several different interleukins, but they are all involved in the regulation of immune cell differentiation, mediating an appropriate immune response to a stimulus such as an invasive pathogen. Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is involved in the induction of proliferation of immune cells, predominantly T-cells and B-cells.

Administration of IL-2 medication has been approved as a therapy for certain types of cancer. Problems with production of any of the different IL proteins is likely to result in an immune system disorder, and IL levels can give an indication of the current activity of the immune system.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of interleukin 2 (IL-2) receptor in the blood. It is used to test for haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a condition that typically presents from birth where the immune system over-produces lymphocytes (white blood cells).

 

What's tested

Cytokines

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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