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MERCAPTOPURINE AND METABOLITES, BLOOD

Mnemonic

MERCAP

Synonym

Imuran - Purinethol - Azothioprine

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Ambient: 21 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen (-20°C): 17 months

Testing Information

Performed

Wed

Reported

5-9 days

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Referral Lab

National Medical Services (2665B)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80375

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:24 AM


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