Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

INTERLEUKIN-6 (IL-6), SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2543         Geisinger Epic ID: 17753

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Patient preparation:
No biotin supplements prior to collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 24 hours. Refrigerated: 48 hours. Frozen: 7 months (-20°C).
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature or refrigerated. Gross hemolysis.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83520
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Interleukin 6 (IL-6).
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
IL-6, IL6, INTER6
Quest test code 34473

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Thursday. Report available 5-12 days.    
Performed stat? No
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