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Interleukin-6

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code IL6
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method EIA
Container type Lavender top, Gold top, Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type EDTA plasma, serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Processing notes Separate and freeze serum or plasma at -20C. Transport frozen.
Units pg/mL
Normal range 0.31-5.00 pg/mL
Synonyms IL-6; IL6
Stability Room temperature 24 hours, refrigerated 48 hours, frozen at -20C 3 months. Order Quest test # 34473X
Turn around times Run Friday. Turnaround time 1-7 days
CPT coding 83520-90
LOINC code 26881-3
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:52 AM
Entry Number 1059

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