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infection and inflammation blood test edinburgh

Infection and Inflammation Blood Test

Our infection and inflammation blood test is what you need if you are feeling ill, exhausted, have a fever or are concerned about your general health.


Generally speaking, inflammation is the response of your immune system to an irritant. The irritant might be a microorganism like bacteria, viruses or a fungi that have infected your body. Or it could be a foreign object, drugs and chemicals, radiation, or food and environmental factors such as intolerances and allergies.


In some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, IBD like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis the immune system fights against the body’s own cells by mistake, causing harmful chronic inflammations and so chronic diseases.


Inflammation can affect any part of your body and it might come with different symptoms like, loss of functionality, heat, redness, swelling, pain and discomfort. Sometimes, inflammation can be silent without showing any clear symptoms. 

That’s why we always recommend our infection and inflammation blood test even if you don’t have any symptoms.


We included some of the markers of infection and inflammation blood test in: 

What do we measure?

  • Nutritional Health: Calcium (Adjusted), Albumin, Vitamin D

  • Liver Health: Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Gamma- glutamyltransferase (GGT), Total Bilirubin, Albumin, Ferritin

  • Kidney Health: Creatinine, Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR), Cystatin C, Calcium (Adjusted), Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphate, Potassium, Sodium, Urea, Uric Acid

  • Muscle & Joint Health: Creatine Kinase, Uric Acid

  • Bone Health: Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Calcium (Adjusted), Phosphate, Vitamin D

  • Iron Status: Iron, Ferritin, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Transferrin, Transferrin Saturation

  • Infection & Inflammation: C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Rheumatoid Factor (RF), Albumin

    Complement Component 3 (C3), Complement Component 4 (C4), Ferritin, Immunoglobulin A (IgA), Immunoglobulin G (IgG), Immunoglobulin M (IgM)


How does it work?


Buy your test and we will contact you to book the appointment for sample collection.


How much does it cost?



This fee includes a 1-hour session with our Nutritional Consultant, Dr Gregorio Torchia to discuss the results and to offer you general dietary recommendations.

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