Interleukin-3


Sunquest Code:IL3  
Epic Code:LAB3057Epic Name:CYTOKINE IL-3
Synonyms:IL-3; IL3; Cytokines; Interleukin 3
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:83520 x2
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 working days.
Compliance:

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



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or CSF; contact Cytokine Reference Laboratory for other specimen types
Optimal Volume:4 mL blood; 2 mL CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL blood; 1.0 mL CSF
Container:Red (no gel) (Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Sterile tube, Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature >6 hours


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:

Serum: Allow samples to clot for 30 minutes from time of collection. Centrifuge for 15 minutes at 1000-1500 g (rcf) at room temperature.

 

Plasma: Plasma specimens must be processed immediately. Centrifuge for 15 minutes at 1000-1500 g (rcf) at room temperature.

 

Aliquot into two vials with 500 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:

Serum/Plasma

10.0 pg/mL

CSF

Reference range not determined

 

 



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