Interleukin-6, Body Fluid or CSF


Sunquest Code:IL6N  
Epic Code:LAB6627Epic Name:Interleukin 6 Body Fluid or CSF
Synonyms:Cytokines; IL6; IL-6; Interleukin 6; IL6 Body Fluid; IL6 CSF
Methodology:Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:83520
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reproted within 5 working days.
Compliance:

Commercial kit validated by the testing laboratory, but not FDA approved for diagnostic use.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body Fluid or CSF
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature for greater than 2 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:

If contaminated with red blood cells, centrifuge for 15 minutes at 1000-1500 g (rcf) at room temperature.

 

Aliquot into two vials with 250 uL per vial. Freeze immediately at ≤20°C (-70°C preferred). Contact Cytokine Lab if there is adequate sample for only one vial.

 

Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (UMCytokine)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Body Fluid or CSF: Reference range not determined.


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