Last Modified: 8/13/2020 10:13:17 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Fact Sheet for Heathcare Providers
Patient Preparation:  Fact Sheet for Patients 
Specimen Requirements:  1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.25 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 days Refrigreated
24 months Frozen
Reference Range:  <7 pg/mL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by authorized laboratories.  This EUA will be effective until the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 is terminated or the EUA is revoked.  Please review the "Fact Sheets" available for healthcare providers and patients in the Parkview Health Laboratories Test Directory at http:\\
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Clinical Significance: This assay is used to assist in identifying severe inflammatory response in patients with confirmed COVID-19 illness to aid in determining the risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation, in conjunction with clinical findings and the results of other laboratory testing.
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: INLE6
EPIC Test Code: LAB3180
Alternate Test Names: IL-6
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83520

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