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Mycophenolic Acid

Ordering information:

Print the attached Blood Sample Collection Record.

Sample Collection Record

Follow the collection instructions and complete details on the form.

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
MPA
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

 

The sample is to be delivered to the laboratory immediately.

Record the amount and exact time of dose.

Record the exact time of each collection.

 

Notes:

Pre dose sampling is useful for checking patient compliance or suspected toxicity.

AUC estimation requires 4 samples: pre dose, +1 hr, +2hr and + 4 Hr post dose.

Frequency:
As required
Reference Interval:

As yet to be determined. Some papers in the literature give cardiac, liver and renal ranges to be 1.0 - 3.5 mg/L, but further studies need to be performed.

AUC 0-12hr of 30 - 60 mg.hr/L for cardiac and renal transplantation, in the initial phase, has been shown to associate with less rejection.

Plasma concentrations below 2.0 mg/L were associated with an unacceptable degree of rejection while toxicity was observed in patients with concentrations above 5.0 mg/L.

( The journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 18(2), 143-149, 1998. )

Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW