INTERLEUKIN 8, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Heat-inactivated or refrigerated specimens

Methodology
Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 30 minutes; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<=3.0 pg/mL
Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. For longitudinal comparision, it is recommended that cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day.

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-6 days
Test CodeINTL8
CPT-4 Code (s)
83520
LOINC Codes
33211-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory