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Mycophenolic Acid (Cellcept)

Mnemonic:    [MycophAcid]
Name:    Mycophenolic Acid (Cellcept)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do NOT use gel barrier tubes. EDTA plasma is also acceptable

Separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. Place the sample in a labeled transport tube. Ordering Recommendation:
Therapeutic monitoring for individuals taking mycophenolate. Predose (trough) concentration at steady state should be assessed.

Patient Preparation:
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.

Unacceptable Conditions:
Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).
Minimum Spec:    0.5 Ml
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 6 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2010359
  Method:    Quant Chromatography/TMS