IL-6 is a protein cytokine that acts as a messenger that activates the immune system upon external invasion and may help prevent cancer to the spread in the body.
Many patients are severely infected with the coronavirus. The condition is such that they have to be put on ventilators. Many times such patients die due to not getting the right medicine and treatment. The IL-6 (Interleukin-6) test is proving to be effective for such severe patients. Through the IL-6 test, it helps to identify the level of infection in the body. Attempts are made to cure the patient with related medication and injections.
It involves examining the corona infection by taking a sample of the patient’s blood. This shows the level of infection of corona in the body, it will help to decide the medication is to be given to which patient. Very few patients have gone on ventilators since this screening process began. A blood sample is taken through injection from the first infected for examination. The samples are tested in an IL-6 testing machine. The process takes about 4-6 hours. It takes about two thousand rupees for a one-time check.