Interleukin-5 by Multiplex Bead Assay

Sunquest Code:IL5  
Epic Code:LAB6027Epic Name:Interleukin 5
Methodology:Multiplex bead assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature or refrigerated specimens. Contaminated or heat inactivated specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Freeze within 30 minutes of processing.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:After separation from cells: 30 minutes at room temperature; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51533


Reference Range:2.1 pg/mL
Limitations:Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. For longitudinal comparison, it is recommended that cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day.
Use:Results to be used for research purposes or in attempts to understand the pathophysiology of immune, infectious or inflammatory disorders.

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