Interleukin 8 (IL8) Blood Test

IL-8


Test Code: 140918
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

 Interleukin 8 (IL8) Blood Test

This test measures levels of Interleukin-8 in the blood, Interleukin-8 is a chemokine, a type of protein which plays an important role in the body's response to infections.   IL-8 is associated with inflammation in a number of conditions.  Elevated levels of IL-8 may be seen in people with rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, certain types of cancer.  Measuring levels of Interleukin-8 can aid in diagnosing and differentiating a number of conditions.  Results for this test should be interpreted by a person's doctor.

This test is typically ordered to help determine the cause of inflammation or to determine if a person has an infection.  It may be used to to help diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as Hepatitis C or colorectal cancer.

Turnaround for this test is typically 5-8 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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