MYCOPHENOLIC ACID

Components
Measures Mycophenolic Acid and Mycophenolic Acid Glucuronide - metabolite of MPA

Specimen Required
Collect specimen 12 hours post dose. Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST Tubes

Methodology
LC/MS/MS

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
Mycophenolic Acid: 1.0-3.5 ug/mL
(on dose of 2g/day)
Mycophenolic Acid Glucuronide: 35.0-100.0 ug/mL

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeMPA01
CPT-4 Code (s)
80180
LOINC Codes
23905-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory