Frequently asked questions
Who can order i.Mune HOME tests?
Any person over the age of 18 can order an i.Mune HOME test.
Are the i.Mune HOME tests suitable for me?
Our i.Mune HOME tests are in principle suitable for all people.
Our i.Mune HOME tests are not suitable for people with hemophilia (bleeding disorder).
The reference values to which we compare your test results were collected from people over 18 years of age.
We therefore recommend that the i.Mune HOME tests only be performed on individuals over the age of 18.
What is measured with the i.Mune HOME tests?
With our i.Mune BASIC test, we determine the number of CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes (T cells), B lymphocytes (B cells) and natural killer cells (NK cells) in your blood.
More information about lymphocytes here.
With our i.Mune PLUS test, we determine regulatory T cells in addition to T, B and NK lymphocytes.
More information about regulatory T cells here.
With our i.Mune EXTRA test, we determine neutrophil granulocytes and monocytes in addition to T, B and NK lymphocytes and regulatory T cells.
More information on neutrophil granulocytes and monocytes here.
How can i order i.Mune HOME tests?
If you would like to have one of our i.Mune HOME tests performed, you can order your personal sampling kit here.
We send the kit directly to your home. In it you will find everything you need to take a blood sample from your finger.
You send the dried blood sample to us by mail. Within a few days after receipt of the sample, your test result will be available for download in our secure online portal.
What information will I receive with my test result?
With your i.Mune HOME test result you will receive information about the number of measured immune cells in your blood.
Your measured values are compared with reference values from samples of (self-declared) healthy people over the age of 18.
If your values are outside the reference values, we recommend seeking medical advice.
In certain cases, abnormal test results can occur - including:
- Acute or subsiding infections
- Congenital diseases of the immune system, so-called "primary immunodeficiencies"
- Acquired immunodeficiency (e.g. due to HIV infection)
- Autoimmune diseases
- Drug-induced immunodeficiency (e.g., due to immunosuppressive therapies, chemotherapy).
- Patients after stem cell transplantation
- Tumors of the lymphatic system (lymphomas)
- Pregnant women
- High age
The clarification and final diagnosis can only be made by a physician.
Our i.Mune HOME tests are NOT a substitute for medical advice!
What happens to my data?
When you send us your sample, we will only ask you for the most necessary information such as gender, age and, on a voluntary basis, any medical conditions and current drug treatments.
We transfer your test results pseudonymized (i.e. without any personal information!) to our internal research database. Only we have access to this database and we use it exclusively for research purposes.
Will my health insurance cover the cost of the i.Mune HOME test?
Our i.Mune HOME tests are not covered by health insurance.
Why count immune cells?
Counting immune cells in the blood provides important information about how well your immune system is able to defend itself against external attackers and at the same time protect your own body cells from damage.
The early detection of changes in the immune system is important in order to be able to treat in a timely and targeted manner!