We are grateful to Fujirebio for having provided their reagents for this study free of charge. We thank the Hautepierre Hospital’s clinical biochemistry laboratory staff, in particular Lucas Becking, Aurelia Gabel and Morgane Nopper, for equipment oversight and their technical assistance.
Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.
Research funding: The Lumipulse G600II reagents and recombinant IL-6 used in this study were provided by Fujirebio France.
Employment or leadership: None declared.
Honorarium: None declared.
Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection; analysis, and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.
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