This is a quantitative test using multiplex bead assay on a blood sample to measure level of interleukin 6 in blood. Interleukin 6 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine produced in response to infections and tissue injuries. IL-6 test is useful in cases of inflammation, injuries, autoimmune diseases, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
How to prepare for the test?
No special preparation is needed for this test.