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THIOPURINE METABOLITES

Mnemonic

PRO 6MP

Synonym

PRO 6MP

Includes

A quantitative evaluation of 6-TGN (thioguanine nucleotide) and 6-MMPN (methyl mercaptopurine nucleotide)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Refrigerate

Minimum Volume

5.0 mL EDTA whole blood

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Varies

Reported

4-6 days

Referral Lab

Prometheus (3200)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82542(X1), Quantitative HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) for each nucleotide in peripheral RBC, separate stationary and mobile phase.

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 09:31:23 AM


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