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Immune testing provides us with an inside look into our health, alerting us to potential risks or warning signs that we may not have been aware of. It is a simple yet powerful way to stay on top of our health and detect any issues before they become more serious.

From determining immune system irregularities to identifying underlying chronic conditions, immune testing can give us a more comprehensive understanding of our health.

Advanced Immune testing may include a variety of laboratory tests to evaluate the body’s immune system, such as blood tests and antibody tests. In striving to help our patients live a full and vibrant life, our Immune Testing panel stands tall amongst the best assets we can offer.

It’s worth noting that when you look at all causes of death, infections (Covid-19, Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, Influenza, and Pneumonia) almost equal cancer as one of the leading killers in modern society. The formation and growth of cancer often emerge from an impaired immune system unable to properly identify or destroy early signs of malignancy cells; this is why testing immunity levels should be done regularly.

Standard Immune Testing

The immune system is an invaluable asset to the body, shielding us from external and internal threats. By understanding how well-equipped our bodies are to fight off these malicious agents, we can proactively protect ourselves through medical assistance if needed. Our immune systems allow us to stay on guard against invaders such as infections and toxins while monitoring any potential signs of cancer within our bodies.

Immune testing is the process of measuring the body’s ability to fight off infections. This is done by examining components of our immune system, such as antibodies and cells, to see how they work together. A simple blood test can provide insight into our health. Some basic tests that are commonly done in Immune Testing include:

White Blood Cell Count (WBC) – This test measures the number of white blood cells present in your bloodstream. White blood cells help fight off infections, making it essential to monitor their levels.

White Blood Cell Differential – The differential of the White Blood Cells shows the number and percentage of the different types of infection fighting cells.

  • Neutrophils fight bacteria and fungus.
  • Lymphocytes fight viruses, bacteria and toxins.
  • Monocytes fight viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa and eliminate infected cells.
  • Eosinophils fight parasites and promote allergic reactions.
  • Basophils destroy early cancer cells and release histamine in allergic reactions.

Antibody Tests – These tests measure the number of antibodies in your bloodstream. Antibodies are an essential part of the immune system, helping to fight off infections and other invaders.

Advanced Immune Testing

Though standard testing can provide a great deal of information about your health, advanced Immune Testing can help pinpoint underlying conditions that may be difficult to detect.

Immune Testing by LabCorp offers an invaluable service to all of us. Assessing our immune health and function is essential for keeping infections, such as Covid or the flu, at bay.

Moreover, with cancer being the second leading cause of death in America and infection coming in third place, monitoring your immunity can be a matter of life or death! As such, investing in Immune Testing will go a long way toward ensuring that you maintain longevity through optimal immune system functioning. This advanced panel looks at numerous factors, including:

  • CD3T cells are the key to antigen recognition, initiating a robust immune response by activing both CD4 and CD8 T cells.
  • CD4Helper T Cells are essential for any strong immunity system aiding in B-cell activation and antibody production.
  • CD8 Suppressor T cells are an integral part of the immune system, preventing it from over-activating and causing harm to healthy cells.
  • CD56 Cytotoxic T cells specifically target damaged or infected cellular material while leaving surrounding undamaged tissue unscathed. These specialized CD8s aid in eliminating crippled elements within a given area without disrupting lingering areas that remain healthy.
  • C3a –  An effector of the complement system, performs a variety of roles in our body, from T cell activation and survival to triggering mass degranulation and macrophage activation.
  • Interleukin 6 (IL-6)Produced when responding to infections or tissue damage – aiding host defense through acute phase responses and new immune cell development. Thus, both C3a and IL-6 are essential components for maintaining optimal health!

Which Cause of Aging Does Advanced Immune Testing Help Treat?

Our centers do Immune Testing (LabCorp) on our patients to evaluate various conditions, including: