Normative dataset for plasma cytokines in healthy human adults.
We determined normative data for plasma cytokines established from a cohort of 126 carefully screened healthy adults aged 18 to 64 years. Participants were enrolled to ensure an even age and sex distribution and to include at least 30% non-Caucasians. Plasma cytokines for 18 analytes were tested by multiplex immunoassay. The data are presented by age cohort (18-29 years, 30-39, 40-49, and 50-66), as well as by sex and racial background. This dataset complements published normative ranges of cellular subsets generated by comprehensive polychromatic flow cytometry analysis of the healthy human immune system . These data are available to researchers and have value as a reference range for research involving peripheral cytokines.