This assay can be used to aid in the management of critically ill patients as early indicator for acute inflammation.
IL-6 is an early marker for inflammation in sepsis
IL-6, a key mediator for inflammation and an early alarm signal of infection that becomes elevated as part of the inflammatory response, has emerged as a valuable biomarker in the management of sepsis.
IL-6 levels predict development of septic complications
In a study of 1,032 patients with severe trauma, patients who subsequently developed septic complications had the highest IL-6 levels on day 1 following injury.14 Similarly, in a study of 50 patients following major surgery, IL-6 levels were correlated with the development of septic complications during the first 5 days following surgery
- Aid in management of critically ill patients
- Optimized laboratory work flow
- Available on a fully automated platform
- Small Sample volume