Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Mycophenolic Acid

Test Name: Mycophenolic Acid
Alternate Name(s): Mycophenolate
Cellcept
MPA
MMF
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube or 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma required is 0.5 mL.

Specify date and time of last MPA dose.

Do not collect the sample sooner than 10 minutes post dose. Optimal time intervals for sample procurement have not been established.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Samples are tested Monday-Saturday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
Available upon request
 
Reference Range: No established therapeutic range. Please see interpretive comments.
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2016-04-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: The effective therapeutic range is dependent on several factors: clinical state of the patient (e.g. organ function) type of transplant, time post transplant, co-medications etc.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: HPLC/MS/MS
Critical Information Required: Specify type of organ transplanted.
Date and time sample was taken.
Date and time of last dose prior to sample collection.
Result must be interpreted with respect to times of last dose and sample procurement.
Storage & Shipment: Separate plasma. Refrigerate at 2 8oC for up to 7 days. Store at 20oC for up to 11 months.
For shipments within LHSC, send on ice packs.
System Codes: 
Cerner
MPA
 
Referred To:  

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