A set of analyses that assess the endogenous antioxidant defence system and determine the degree of oxidative stress. Assessing oxidative stress or an excess of free radicals and the intra- and extracellular antioxidant potential serves as an index of the diagnosis, prognosis and evolution of the disease.
The organism has a series of antioxidant defence mechanisms that purify free radicals and reactive species harmful to the organism in high concentrations, thereby trying to prevent cell damage.
However, in certain situations, its capacity for purification is exceeded, forming molecules or markers of oxidative damage.
Which patients is it most useful for?
Multiple pathologies and ageing itself feature higher-than-normal production of free radicals, activating the immune system and giving rise to parallel inflammatory processes.
Diabetes, arthritis, heart attacks, infections, poisoning, the use of certain drugs, etc. can all improve through treatment with antioxidants.
Frozen serum Total blood
- Volume: 10ml
- Storage of sample: 5+/-3oC
- Turnaround time: 20 working days
The assessment of the redox/inflammatory state of the organism is of great interest in order to correct redox/inflammatory imbalances and act against them, thus avoiding future complications.
What does it analyse?
The redox/inflammatory state is assessed by determining:
- Markers of antioxidant activity.
- Markers of oxidative damage.
- Markers of inflammation.
- Markers of mitochondrial function in plasma and red blood cells.
Measuring these markers and establishing the redox/inflammatory state allows us to see how oxidative processes participate in the disease and the degree of damage in the organism.
Antioxidant defence, total antioxidant capacity, peroxidase activity, reductive capacity, reductive reserve, intracellular and extracellular oxidative damage, activation and inflammatory damage are analysed.