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Tacrolimus


Sunquest Code:TACR  
Epic Code:LAB876Epic Name:TACROLIMUS LEVEL
Synonyms:FK-506; Prograf
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80197
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported the same day.
Special Instructions:Monitor UMMC inpatients Mon, Wed, Fri. Monitor heart and heart-lung transplants on days 2 and 3 post op also. For additional levels, contact the laboratory.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA).
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process whole blood. May be stored at room temperature or refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Drug Analysis  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 20 ug/L
Therapeutic Range:

 

ug/L

Kidney Transplant

Pediatric

0-3 mo

3-6 mo

6-12 mo

Greater than 12 mo

Adult

0-6 mo

6-12 mo

Greater than 12 mo

Greater than 5 y

 

 

10-12

8-10

6-8

4-7

 

8-10

6-8

4-6

3-5

Heart Transplant

Pediatric

0-12 mo

Greater than 12 mo

Adult

0-3 mo

3-6 mo

6-12 mo

Greater than 12 mo

 

 

10-15

5-10

 

10-15

8-12

6-12

6-10

Heart Transplant

0-12 mo

Greater than 12 mo

 

10-15

8-12

Liver Transplant

Pediatric

0-3 mo

3-6 mo

Greater than 6 mo

Adult

0-3 mo

3-6 mo

Greater than 6 mo

 

 

10/15

8-10

6-8

 

10-12

8-10

6-8

Pancreas Transplant

0-12 mo

Greater than 12 mo

 

8-10

5-8

 

 

Use:Therapeutic monitoring and assess toxicity.


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