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Published on April 06, 2015

Interleukin 6 (IL-6)

Purple Top

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB332
CPT Code(s)   83520
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Immunology
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 3mL blood/purple top tube on ice; see important comments
  Micro: 1.0 mL blood; see important comments
Availability Routine: Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time   3-10 days
Reference Range Normal: See separate report

Only one specimen per 24 hour period.

Patient should be COVID-19 positive or severely immunocompromised.

Deliver immediately to Core Lab.  Sample must be spun in refrigerated centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on March 10, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514