Abbrev Code:IL3   
Order Code:LAB3057Order Name:Cytokine IL-3
Synonyms:IL-3; IL3; Cytokines; Interleukin 3
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 83520 x2
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 working days.

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)
Alternate Containers: 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.
  • CSF: Centrifuge the CSF at 800 g for 5 minutes at 4°C.

Aliquot into two vials with 500 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:


10.0 pg/mL


Reference range not determined



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