Current medical tests, such as hsCRP and IL 6, cannot measure chronic inflammatory (CI) processes at early disease stages due to interference from acute inflammation. One of the main underlining reasons for IDs are chronic inflammatory (CI) processes which are very difficult to track without interference from acute inflammatory processes. To use an analogy, chronic inflammation is like the climate – the changes are slow and small and are difficult to measure. Acute inflammation is like bad weather – we can easily measure it when it’s happening. Bad weather masks unfavorable climate change.
The test can be taken even in home setting. A small blood sample is collected from finger prick and get posted back to our labs in Oxford see video here. We will run an analysis and will give you a report to detail your Immunofrailty status as defined by glycomics indices.
When regularly taken it also offers a useful quantitative insight in trajectories of inflammatory disease progression and/or repair on molecular level. With chronic inflammation being a key factor in almost all chronic degenerative diseases and ageing, early and accurate detecting of inflammatory process is essential for healthy ageing and disease prevention.