MYCOPHENOLIC ACID

Mnemonic

MPA

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tube

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 6 weeks; Refrigerated: 6 weeks; Frozen: 11 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2010359)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80180

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:23 AM