Cytokine Storm 4-Plex


Sunquest Code:CKCOVI  
Epic Code:LAB8199Epic Name:Cytokine Storm 4-Plex
Synonyms:Cytokine Panel; Interleukin; Inflammation
Test Includes:IL-6, IL-1 beta, IL-8, TNF alpha
Turnaround Time:Performed 7 days/week; reported within 24 hours.
Compliance:

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



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; stored at room temperature > 2 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow samples to clot for 30 minutes from time of collection. 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:
IL-6 Less than 8.0 pg/mL
IL-1 beta Less than 0.7 pg/mL
IL-8 Less than 22.0 pg/mL
NF-alpha Less than 14.0 pg/mL
 
Use:Monitor disease progression of Covid-19 positive patients.  Not intended for diagnostic purposes.


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