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Interleukin-8 (IL-8), a member if the neutrophil-specific CXC subfamily of chemokines, is a potent neutrophil chemotactic and activating factor.1 It is a primary inflammatory cytokine produced by many cells (including monocytes/macrophages, T cells, neutrophils, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, keratinocytes, hepatocytes, astrocytes, and chondrocytes) in response to proinflammatory stimuli such as bacteria and viruses. IL-8 serves to attract neutrophils to the site of inflammation and to activate them.
Results of this test are for research purposes only by the assay's manufacturer. The performance characteristics of this assay have not been established. Results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
0.3 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Separate plasma from cells. Transfer plasma transfer to a plastic transport tube.
Refrigerate; stable for seven days. Stable at room temperature for three days. Stable frozen for 14 days. Freeze/thaw cycles x2.
Causes for Rejection
Gross hemolysis; sample left on cells
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|140818||Interleukin-8, Plasma||33211-4||140819||Interleukin-8, Plasma||pg/mL||33211-4|