Interleukin-6


Sunquest Code:IL6B  
Epic Code:LAB6626Epic Name:Interleukin 6 Blood
Synonyms:IL-6; IL6; Cytokines; Interleukin 6
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:83520
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
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature >2 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 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:

Serum/Plasma

Less than 3.00 pg/mL

 

 



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