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  • Interleukin 6 (IL-6)

Published on April 06, 2015

Interleukin 6 (IL-6)

Note:  As of 1/12/2021 Testing temporarily being performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Purple Top

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB332
CPT Code(s)   83520
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Referral Testing
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 3mL blood/purple top tube on ice; see comments. 
  Micro: 1.0 mL blood
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory-Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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 jcayless on December 17, 2019

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