Test Catalog

Test ID: CYPAN    
Cytokine Panel, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Analyte-specific antibodies are pre-coated onto color-coded magnetic microparticles. Samples are diluted 1:2 in a mixing plate and then standards, samples, and microparticles are pipetted into wells and the immobilized antibodies capture the analytes of interest. Unbound substances are washed away while the magnetic microparticles are immobilized. Next, a biotinylated analyte specific antibody cocktail is added to each well. Following a wash to remove any unbound biotinylated antibody, streptavidin-phycoerythrin conjugate (Streptavidin-PE), is added to each well. After removal of unbound Streptavidin-PE and resuspension of the microparticles in buffer, the plate is analyzed using a Luminex FLEXMAP 3D analyzer. A charged-coupled device (CCD) camera captures an image of each well and data reduction is performed using the XPONENT software.(Package insert: Human Luminex Assay. R and D Systems, Inc; 05/2020)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.


Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 5 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test