Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Tacrolimus

Test Name: Tacrolimus
Alternate Name(s): FK506
Prograf®
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: 0.5 mL Lavender
2-10 yrs: 3 mL Lavender top
Collection Information: Send to laboratory immediately after collection.

Clotted blood is not suitable for analysis.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Samples are tested Monday-Saturday. Specimens received in the Core lab after 10:00am will be processed the next working day.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 business day
Stat
Same day if received by 10:00 am
 
Reference Range: No established reference range. Concentrations are measured in ng/mL.
Effective Date: 2009-02-27
Revised Date: 2016-04-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Thoroughly mix the blood sample after procurement.
Comments: Call the Toxicology/Special Chemistry Laboratory for more information at: (519) 685-8500 x 64664 option 3.
Method of Analysis: HPLC/MS/MS
Critical Information Required: Specify type of organ transplanted.
Date and time of sample collection.
Storage & Shipment: Within LHSC (between campuses):
Send specimens between campuses on ice packs. S

Referred-in:
Send on ice packs.
System Codes: 
Cerner
FK506
FKC (continuous dose)
 
Referred To:  

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