Immunology lab question

Camilla Cracchiolo camilla at netcom.com
Mon Jun 6 12:17:53 EST 1994


[ Article crossposted from sci.med ]
[ Author was Camilla Cracchiolo ]
[ Posted on Sun, 5 Jun 1994 01:00:26 GMT ]

It's recently been suggested that commercial laboratories are not
the best place to have subtle immune function tests such as T-cell
subsets, Natural Killer Cell levels, Natural Killer Cell function
and cytokine levels.  Going to labs associated with large university
medical centers was recommended to me instead; the advantage is that
they can draw their normal values from a much larger population base.

I would like to know which university immunology labs are the most
highly regarded, particularly in Southern California, where we have
UCLA, UC Irvine and USC to choose from.

I'd also like to know what different labs or researchers are reporting
as normal values for the following immune studies:

Natural Killer Cell total levels
Natural Killer Cell function
Percent and absolute CD 3 
Dual CD4/HLA-DR, percentage and absolute
Dual CD8/CD38, percentage and absolute
Dual CD8/CD28, percentage and absolute
Interleukin 1
Interleukin 2
Interleukin 4
Interleukin 6
Tumor Necrosis Factor

I'd also like to know what immune panels various researchers are using
in investigating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Thanks.


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