Inflammation typically occurs when your immune system tries to remove infections or antibodies from your body, with symptoms including swelling, redness, pain and heat.
Acute inflammation is usually short term and triggered by an injury or infection. Chronic inflammation lasts for longer periods and can be caused by conditions such as asthma, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, or long term exposure to irritants such as pollution.
Ongoing inflammation can cause the body to start fighting healthy cells as well as damaged ones, leading to increased risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma and more. On a day-to-day basis this can cause fatigue, rashes, chest or abdominal pain, sores and fevers.
Our test can identify whether there is inflammation in the body which can lead to damaged blood vessels and potentially a heart attack or stroke.