Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is measured in serum as part of the CY19 panel of cytokines. CY19 is composed of the following analytes: IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8 & TNFα.
Clinical details: 
The CY19 cytokine panel is used in various clinical scenarios including aiding identification and treatment of hyper-inflammation syndrome (cytokine storm).
Reference range: 

0.00 - 3.26

Synonyms or keywords: 
Synonyms: IL-6, BSF2, HGF, HSF, IFNB2, BSF-2, CDF and IFN-beta-2. Key words: cytokine COVID-19
Sample type and Volume required: 
Serum 1ml
Turnaround time: 
7 days
Special sample instructions: 

Separate serum into 2 aliquots

Storage and transport: 
Store frozen at -20°C and courier frozen on dry ice
Time limit for extra tests: 
Four weeks
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Last updated: 26/05/2023