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Test Name:
Interleukin 6

  • TMF No:
  • Performance Lab Name:
    ARUP Laboratories
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  • CPT Code:
  • Ref Lab Test No:
  • Also Known As:
    IL-6; IL6; Interleukin-6
  • Spec Collect:
    Gold top (SST) or Red top (serum) tube. Also acceptable: Light Green top (PST) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube. Mix by inverting tube 8 times.
  • Spec Process:
    Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a screw-capped plastic transport tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
  • Spec Store Transport:
    CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
  • Spec Stability:
    After separation from cells:
    Room temperature: 30 minutes
    Refrigerated: Unacceptable
    Frozen: 1 year
  • Spec Reject:
    Refrigerated specimens. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.
  • Methodology:
    Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay
  • Interpretive Data:

    Less than 5 pg/mL

    Interpretive Data:
    Results are to be used for research purposes or in attempts to understand the pathophysiology of immune, infectious, or inflammatory disorders.

    This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

    Lower limit of detection is 5 pg/mL.

  • Day Run:
    Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Time Reported:
    2-5 days
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