Refrigerated - 9 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)
Help prevent hepatotoxicity from thiopurine therapy. This test helps identify individuals at increased risk of hepatotoxicity from thiopurine dose escalation. Patients with a TMPT acitvity of 4-12 nmol 6-MMP/hr/mL RBC (heterozygote/low metabolizer) are at increased risk and may require a lower dose of thiopurine drug.
Collect venous blood in 2 separate EDTA (lavender-top) (4 mLs each
tube). Ship at 2-8 C. (Refrigerated) within 24 hours of collection.
Blood is collected prior to azathioprine (Imuran) or 6-mercaptopurine
(6-MP, Purinethol) therapy for screening purposes. The draw time is at
Reported (Analytical Time)
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