Interleukin-6, Body Fluid or CSF

Abbrev Code:IL6N   
Order Code:LAB6627Order 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 Codes: 83529 x1, 83529 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 24 hours for COVID-19 patients. All other sample results reported within 3 business days.

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
Alternate Containers: 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 at 800 g for 5 minutes at 4°C. Aliquot into two vials with 250 uL per vial. Freeze immediately at ≤20°C. (-80°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)


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

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