Method Of Using Cytokine Assays To Diagnose, Treat, And Evaluate Inflammatory And Autoimmune Diseases


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The invention provides a method for aiding in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), said method comprising the steps of: (a) measuring the level of a cytokine within a sample previously obtained from a patient using an assay system or assay device; (b) comparing the measured cytokine level of the sample with a pre-defined level of the cytokine found in normal or inflammatory states; (c) determining if the patient has IBS based on the comparison in step (b); and (d) reporting the determination to the patient or a clinician.


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  • Publication: Feb 2, 2011
  • Application: Sep 15, 2004
    EP EP 10178562 A
  • Priority: Sep 15, 2004
    EP EP 04788750 A
  • Priority: Sep 15, 2003
    US US 50313103 P

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