Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) Serum (Sendout)
Soft Order Code
VIL6S

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Interleukin-6
IL-6
Cytokine IL6
FIL6

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Multiplex array format with Meso Scale Discovery (MSD®) Sector Imager 2400.

Test Usage

Cytokines have emerged as molecules of importance in the regulation of many immunologic processes in the cell. The ability to accurately measure quantitative and qualitative differences in cytokine production is becoming increasingly important to the understanding of normal and pathological processes.

Reference Range

Less than 17.4 pg/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.1 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
83520
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
26881-3

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.