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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Thiopurine Metabolites

Recent changes for Thiopurine Metabolites

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
3rd September 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

Collect 2x4ml EDTA blood. DO NOT SPIN

Keep at 4 deg C, do not freeze.

The metabolites are stable for upto 4 days at 4 degress.

Collect 2x4ml EDTA blood. DO NOT SPIN

Keep at 4 deg C, do not freeze.

The metabolites are stable for upto 4 days at 4 degress.

Notes

Imuran is a trade name for azathioprine

The Thiopurine metabolites (6-TGN & 6-MMP) are used as a means of estimating the toxicity and efficacy of azathioprine treatment.

This test is performed by the Gastroenerology department. ( Phone No.9895 4632 )

The cost for the test is not covered by Medicare. Contact the testing lab for cost details.

Imuran is a trade name for azathioprine

The Thiopurine metabolites (6-TGN & 6-MMP) are used as a means of estimating the toxicity and efficacy of azathioprine treatment.

This test is performed by the Gastroenerology department. ( Phone No.9895 4632 )

The cost for the test is not covered by Medicare

Eastern Health patients:6TGN 6MMP Thiopurine Metabolites Testing $75

All other patients: 6TGN 6MMP Thiopurine Metabolites Testing $145

Thiopurine Metabolites

Alternate names:
6MMP, 6TG, AZA metabolites, Imuran Metabolites
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:

Collect 2x4ml EDTA blood. DO NOT SPIN

Keep at 4 deg C, do not freeze.

The metabolites are stable for upto 4 days at 4 degress.

Minimum Adult Volume:
8 mL
Notes:

Imuran is a trade name for azathioprine

The Thiopurine metabolites (6-TGN & 6-MMP) are used as a means of estimating the toxicity and efficacy of azathioprine treatment.

This test is performed by the Gastroenerology department. ( Phone No.9895 4632 )

The cost for the test is not covered by Medicare

Eastern Health patients:6TGN 6MMP Thiopurine Metabolites Testing $75

All other patients: 6TGN 6MMP Thiopurine Metabolites Testing $145