May aid in the evaluation of lung inflammation or injury in various types of ILD.
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.5 mL serum to ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Hemolyzed, hyperlipemic, icteric, heat-treated or contaminated.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month
Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) is an indicator of lung inflammation or damage. Elevated levels are associated with various types of interstitial lung diseases (ILD).
Abnormal KL-6 results should be interpreted in the appropriate clinical context. A negative result does not rule out ILD.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
Samples with results greater than 10,000 U/mL will be diluted to the maximum reportable range (>40,000 U/mL).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3001867||Krebs von den Lungen-6||93369-7|
- KL 6