What is an IL-6 test?
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a protein produced by a number of cells. It helps increase immune responses, which makes the IL-6 test a very useful marker for the immune system for activation. IL-6 can be increased by inflammation, infection, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers.
When is the IL-6 test recommended?
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) can be used to help evaluate a person who has a condition associated with inflammation, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, or with infection, such as sepsis. It may be used in the evaluation of diabetes, stroke, or cardiovascular disease.The IL-6 test is not frequently ordered. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is the most ordered test to evaluate inflammation, but IL-6 may be ordered in conjunction with or following a CRP test when a person has signs and symptoms of inflammatory conditions or infection.
What does it measure?
The Interleukin-6 (IL-6) test is used to measure:An increased level of IL-6 means that the person tested has an inflammatory condition.IL-6 has been elevated in a variety of conditions and has been associated in some cases with an increased risk of disease development or worsening prognosis.An increase in IL-6 will be seen in conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune disorders, infections, sepsis, some cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.Thus, IL-6 serum levels have been evaluated and reported to predict severity and response to IL-6 targeted therapies in PJI, sepsis, COVID-19, and RA.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the IL-6 test?
The cost of the IL-6 test in Hyderabad is Rs. 3,200.
How often should I get tested for the IL-6 test?
The IL-6 test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of an IL-6 test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the IL-6 test?
Fasting is not required.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the IL-6 test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the IL-6 test in Hyderabad?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the IL-6 test with Orange Health Labs in Hyderabad?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Hyderabad. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!