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

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: SST or Red

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis:

NA

Thawing:

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen