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Interleukin-6 Blood Test

An Interleukin-6 Blood Test test is used to measure the amount of IL-6 in the blood.

Sample Report

Test Code: 140816

Also Known As: IL-6; IL6

Methodology: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 6-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

This test is used to help evaluate a person with a condition associated with inflammation such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or even infection. Interleukin acts as both a pro-inflammatory cytokine and an anti-inflammatory myokine. IL-6 can be elevated with inflammation, infection, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and some leukemias.

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