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10662: Mycophenolic Acid Print View
Mycophenolic Acid LC/MS/MS  1 - 3.5  mcg/mL 
MPA Glucuronide LC/MS/MS  35 - 100  mcg/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Red Top 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  

Mycophenolic acid is an immunosuppressant used in tissue transplants. It prevents graft rejection by the host's immune system. It is very important to monitor it's level. Too little of this drug will cause graft rejection, while too much will lead to infection. Monitoring its level is essential to optimize therapeutic effects, avoid toxicity, and assure compliance.

Optimum time to collect sample: 0.5 to 1 hour before next dose
(trough) at steady-state (3-5 days after treatment with oral doses).

Serum: Collect blood in plain red-top (no-gel) tube. Allow blood
to clot at 15-28 degrees C for 20-30 minutes. Centrifuge at
20-25 degrees C (2200-2500 rpm, 1000 x g) for 8-10 minutes.
Transfer serum to polypropylene or polyethylene transport tube.
Ship refrigerated (cold packs). Samples left at room temperature
for more than 3 days are not acceptable.

Plasma: Draw blood into EDTA lavender-top tube. Separate cells by
centrifugation at 18-25 degrees C (2500-2800 rpm) for 5-10 minutes.
Transfer plasma to polypropylene or polyethylene transport tube.
Ship refrigerated (cold packs). Samples left at room temperature
for more than 3 days are not acceptable.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
80180

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated preferred; Room temperature unacceptable; Frozen acceptable Reject Criteria: Lipemic, Hemolyzed; Improperly labeled; Left at room temperature for more than 72 hours; Specimens collected in gel barrier/serum separtor tubes.






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