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Test Code SQ FIL6SM EPIC LAB332 Interleukin 6 (IL-6), Plasma


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Immediately after drawing the specimen, place the tube on wet ice.

2. Spin down and separate plasma from cells; 1,500 x g for 10 minutes.

3. Freeze specimen within 30 minutes


Useful For

Evaluation of patients with suspected systemic infection

 

Evaluation of patients with suspected localized infection, specifically prosthetic joint infection (PJI)

  Evaluation of patients with suspected chronic inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, or inflammatory bowel disease

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence

Reporting Name

Interleukin 6, P

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Frozen (preferred) 21 days
  Refrigerated  24 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Specimens other than EDTA plasma

Reference Values

≤1.8 pg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday, 3 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83520

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
IL6 Interleukin 6, P 26881-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
63020 Interleukin 6, P 26881-3