20060211047, Sep 21, 2006
Minami Mutsuhiko - Yokohama City,
Hiroko Yamazaki - Morgan Hill CA,
KineTech Diagnostics, Inc. - Morgan Hill CA
It is an object of the present invention to significantly improve the treatment efficiency of bronchial asthma by intervening with inhaled steroids or the like and discontinuing the intervention at the most appropriate times respectively on the basis of accurately and objectively grasping the pathologic condition of an asthma patient among others. To achieve the above object, the present invention provides a method for inspecting the condition of a disease derived from a test sample by measuring the amounts of cytokines (IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, TNF-α, IL-1β, IFN-γ, etc.) and/or chemokines in the test sample, and also a test kit for inspecting the condition of the disease, the test kit comprising a checking means for measuring the amounts of the cytokines in the test sample based on the method, a means for placing the test sample, and a means for allowing the test sample to access the checking means.