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Interleukin 6

Components

Name Method Department Units
Interleukin 6 Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay
Send Out pg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 30 minute(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Contamination
  • Wrong temperature
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Refrigerated specimen

Comments

CRITICAL FROZEN.

CPT Code

  • 83520