Mycophenolic Acid and Mycophenolic Acid Glucuronide

Abbrev Code:MYPA   
Order Code:LAB3628Order Name:Mycophenolic Acid
Synonyms:Cellcept; Mofetil; Myfortic; MMF; MPA; MPAG
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80180 x1
Test Includes:Mycophenolic acid (MPA) and mycophenolic acid glucuronide (MPAG)
Turnaround Time:Performed twice/week; results are reported the next day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose.
Causes for Rejection:Sample not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in freezer. Comment last dose information.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Special Drug/Biochemical Genetics (Y)  (UMMC East Bank)


Critical Range:Greater than 10.00 mg/L MPA
Therapeutic Range:MPA: 1.00-3.50 mg/L, MPAG 30.0-95.0 mg/L
Use:Therapeutic drug monitoring and to assess toxicity.

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