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Mitotane

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The reference laboratory recommends a baseline/ pretreatment blood sample, a trough level at 1, 2 and 4 weeks after starting treatment, and then regular checks of trough level every 3 months.

The referral laboratory "Plasma Mitotane Data Collection Form" should be completed by the requesting doctor.   Please click here to get a copy of this form.

The test is not funded by MBS - the referral laboratory charges $50 per sample ( the baseline sample is not charged ).

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
na
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:
Transport ON ICE IMMEDIATELY to lab
The EDTA sample should be full in order to obtain sufficient plasma for testing. The specimen should reach the laboratory on ice without delay and be processed immediately upon receipt.
Minimum Adult Volume:
5 mL
Notes:
Reference lab - Oncology Medical Research Lab ; Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital Ph 02 49211150. Assay results are expected within 2 weeks of receipt of sample.
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