Interleukin-2 (IL-2sRa)
Fasting Required: No<br\>

Specimen: Serum, frozen <br\>

Results: 30 Business Days

It is a protein that regulates the activities of white blood cells (leukocytes, often lymphocytes) that are responsible for immunity. IL-2 is part of the body’s natural response to microbial infection, and in discriminating between foreign (“non-self”) and “self”.

A substance that our bodies naturally produce which can improve the body’s natural response to infection and disease that enhances the ability of the immune system to kill tumor cells.

Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance
IL-2 is a protein cytokine produced primarily by T-helper lymphocytes in response to infection. IL-2 signals T cell proliferation and antibody secretion by B cells. IL-2 therapy is approved for treatment of certain types of cancer and is being studied for treatment of other medical conditions.

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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.</br\></br\>

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