Test Details

Mnemonic

MPA01

Ordering Code

1757260

CPT-4 Code(s)

80180

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Collect specimen 12 hours post-dose.
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Collect

Red-top
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL serum frozen in screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Lavender EDTA
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

SST
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 6 months
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Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

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

Warde Medical Laboratory
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