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​Staying Ahead of Cytokine Storm​

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Cytokine Storm Virus

Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is an early indicator of inflammatory response to illness or injury. An important mediator of the immune response to pathogens, IL-6 is a member of the cytokine class of chemical messengers that induces both pro- and anti-inflammatory responses. It plays a significant role in the development and escalation of CS in COVID-19 patients.2-4

Cytokine Storm Infographic

Of severe COVID-19 patients, approximately 5% develop a systemic dysregulated cytokine response.1,5 This extreme immune response, called cytokine storm, is associated with severe COVID-19 disease and can cause widescale cellular and organ tissue damage.

In the most severe COVID-19 cases patients can develop a dysregulated cytokine inflammatory response to the infection. Upon further evaluation, IL-6 is thought to be the central regulator of the cytokine response and cytokine storm. Learn about the challenges healthcare providers face treating patients with COVID-19 and the dangers of the cytokine storm response. You will also learn how elevated IL-6 is associated with a higher risk of progressing to a severe disease in COVID-19 patients.

Assay

Atellica Solution

ADVIA Centaur

Systems

IMMULITE 2000 

Xpi System

IMMULITE 1000

System

IL-1β

 x*

x**

IL2R

x* 

 x*

x**

x**

IL-6

x**

x††

x**

x**

IL-8

 x*

x**

IL-10

 x*

x**

LBP

x**

x**

x**

x**

TNF-a

 x*

 x*

 x*

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