Interleukin-6, Highly Sensitive

Last Modified: 5/31/2019 7:32:47 AM

Patient Preparation:

Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.

Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Plasma
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

7 months Frozen

Do not thaw

Rejection Criteria: Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Gross hemolysis
Reference Range: <5.00 pg/mL
Methodology: Immunoassay
Clinical Significance: To evaluate the level of IL-6 in serum samples
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 5 to 12 days
Days Performed: Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 34473
Alternate Test Names: Cytokine; IIL-6 HS; IL 6; Interleukin-6, Highly Sensitive ELISA
CPT Coding: 83520

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