Tumor Necrosis Factor-α
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: up to 30 Business Days

Description:
One of multiple proteins capable of inducing necrosis (death) of tumor cells that possess a wide range of proinflammatory actions. Abbreviated TNF. TNF is a multifunctional cytokine with effects on lipid metabolism, coagulation, insulin resistance, and the function of endothelial cells lining blood vessels. Drugs that block the action of TNF have been shown to be beneficial in reducing the inflammation in inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Methodology:
Immunoassay (IA)

This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Reference Range(s):
1.2-15.3 pg/mL

Alternative Name(s):
Cachectin,TNF-Alpha, HS,Alpha-Tumor Necrosis Factor,CYTOKINE

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.