Mycophenolic Acid Area Under the Curve

Abbrev Code:MPAUC   
Order Code:LAB3136Order Name:Mycophenolic Acid AUC
Synonyms:MMF; MPA, Area Under the Curve (AUC)
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80180 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed as received Monday-Friday; results are reported the next day.
Special Instructions:Collect drug levels at baseline, 2 hours, 3 hours and 4 hours post dose. Order as individual MYPA levels and send to laboratory immediately following collection. Only order one MPAUC (area under the curve) calculation per patient.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Collect levels at baseline, 2 hours, 3 hours and 4 hours post dose.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Special Drug/Biochemical Genetics (Y)  (UMMC East Bank)


Therapeutic Range:30-60 mg*h/L
Use:Pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid.

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