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Also known as: IL-6
Formal name: Interleukin-6

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help evaluate conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease or conditions associated with inflammation such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis or with infection, such as sepsis

When to Get Tested?

Not commonly ordered, but may be used when an individual has been diagnosed with or has signs and symptoms associated with one of the conditions listed above

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?