Primarily used for research and to support attempts to understand the pathogenesis of immune, infectious, allergic, or inflammatory disorders.
Quantitative Multiplex Bead Assay
New York DOH Approval Status
Green (lithium heparin).
Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
CRITICAL FROZEN. Additional specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Ship in ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
Refrigerated specimens. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 30 minutes; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year
14.5 pg/mL or less
Results are used to understand the pathophysiology of immune, infectious, or inflammatory disorders, or may be used for research purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
Cytokine levels may demonstrate diurnal variation. For longitudinal comparison, it is recommended that cytokine levels be determined at the same time of day.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3002612||Tumor Necrosis Factor - alpha, Plasma||3074-2|
- TNF Alpha