This test is used evaluate the level of interleukin-6 in the blood. It is useful for the diagnosis of any kind of inflammation, trauma and tissue damage (due to burn or injuries). Interleukin-6 is produced by macrophages and T cells and function to induce immune response. It is also mediator of fever and helps in fighting against bacterial infection by inducing production of antibodies from plasma cells. IL-6 is also increased after exercise as high amount of IL-6 is present in muscles and is increased as muscle contraction occurs.
LabEspy recommends Ulta Lab Tests, Direct Labs, True Health Labs for this test.