Test directory: Interleukin-6, Serum

Ordering Code7199
Test NameInterleukin-6, Serum
Cytokine IL-6
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1.5 mL
Collection InstructionsNo biotin supplements 48 hours prior to draw
Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. Recommend cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day for improved longitudinal comparison.
Handling InstructionsDo not thaw.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 48 Hours
Frozen: 7 Months
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Received ambient or refrigerated at reference laboratory, Thawed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time14 Days
MethodologyImmunoassay (IA)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Interleukin-6ALLSee report.