Interleukin-6 is an inflammatory protein produced by your cells. It is part of the immune response and is a useful marker of immune system activation and inflammation. This test measures the level of IL-6 in your blood.
This test requires a blood draw, which can be done at your local clinic. It will be analysed by an accredited lab, such as Karolinska, Aleris or Unilabs. The first results are usually available within 48h.
What happens next?
The lab sends the results to your personal dashboard, with comments from both a doctor and a nutritionist. If results are abnormal, we recommend seeing a doctor and, if appropriate, booking an appointment with a Nordic Wellth nutrition lifestyle specialist.
You may need to make lifestyle and dietary changes.
No advance preparation is needed for this test.
On the Day Remember to take I.D. with you when going to take a test. Arrive in good time and sit down quietly for 15 minutes before the test is taken.
Why test IL-6?
Discover your risk factors for lifestyle diseases in time to do something about them. It’s also useful to check if you are worried about inflammation.
IL-6 is associated with IBS, IBD, psoriasis, autoimmune disease in general, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and various neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson's.