FIL6S - Clinical: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FIL6S    
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) Serum

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

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 Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

< 17.4 pg/mL

Clinical Reference Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature

Chung KF Cytokines: An overview in New Drugs for Asthma, Allergy and COPD, Prog Respir Res. 2001, vol 31: 242-246. MSD 96-Well MULTI-ARRAY and MULTI-SPOT Human Cytokine Assays: Ultra Sensitive Kit package insert. Meso Scale Discovery Bienvenu JA et al.

Cytokine assays in human sera and tissues. Toxicology 1998; 129: 55-61. Debad, J.D., Glezer, E.N., Wohlstadfer, J.N., Sigal, G.B. (2004) Clinical and Biological Applications of ECL. In Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence, ed. A.J. Bard. Marcel Dekker, New York, pp. 43-78.