INTERLEUKIN-6 (IL-6) PLUS PANEL
Test Price: ₹ 3200
Symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vary from mild fever to ARDS complicating diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring. Hence it is vital to ascertain a patient's condition in a timely manner. Biomarkers are quantitative measurements used clinically for many conditions reflecting pathological development. When assessing a patient with COVID-19 infection, biomarkers can be useful to clinicians in starting treatment and close monitoring.
Pre-Test Information:Patient should avoid Biotin at least 8 hours prior to specimen collection. Overnight fasting is preferred. Duly filled Coagulation Requisition Form (Form 15) is mandatory.
Specimen:3 mL (2 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen AND 2 mL (1 mL min.) plasma from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Separate plasma within 2 hours of collection. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should avoid Biotin at least 8 hours prior to specimen collection AND 3 mL whole blood in 1 Blue Top (Sodium Citrate) tube. Mix thoroughly by inversion. Transport to Lab within 4 hours. If this is not possible, make PPP within 1 hour of collection as follows: Centrifuge sample at 3600 rpm for 15 min. & transfer supernatant to a clean plastic tube. Centrifuge this supernatant again at 3600 rpm for 15 min. & finally transfer the supernatant (PPP) to one labelled clean plastic screw capped vial. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. Ship frozen. DO NOT THAW. Overnight fasting is preferred. Duly filled Coagulation Requisition Form (Form 15) is mandatory.
Stability Room:Ship at specified temperatures
Stability Refrigerated:Ship at specified temperatures
Stability Frozen:Ship at specified temperatures
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