Cytokine RNA, inflammatory
A principal avenue of investigation has been the measurement in blood of immune signals conducted by cytokines.
In animal studies, administration of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, TNF-α, and IL-6) directly into the brain can induce "sickness behaviors" that strongly resemble the symptoms of CFS. In particular, decreased motor activity, altered food and water intake, sleep and cognition have been linked to
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Samples: RNA-based tests : One TempusTM tube. Stable for 72 hours at ambient temperature. For longer periods freeze and ship at -20°C