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Mycophenolic Acid

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code MYCPA
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC/MS/MS
Collection Instructions Optimum time to collect sample: 0.5 to 1 hr before next dose (trough) at steady state (3-5 days after treatment with oral doses).
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL
Min. Volume 0.5 mL
UCSF Rejection Criteria Hemolysis, Lipemia , left at room temperature for more than 72 hrs. Collected in Gold top Specimens collected in other tube types not specified.
Processing notes Allow blood to clot at 15-28C for 20-30 min. Centrifuge 2500-2800 rpm for 8-10 min. Transfer serum to aliquot tubes, ship refrigerated to China Basin sendouts.

Order Quest test #10662
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Hemolysis, Lipemia , left at room temperature for more than 72 hrs. Specimens collected in gel barrier tubes. Specimens collected in other tube types not specified.
Units µg/mL
Normal range
Mycophenolic acid 1.0-3.5 µg/mL (trough)
MPA Glucuronide 35.0-100.0 µg/mL (trough)
Critical value Mycophenolic acid:
Quest Critical 1 < 0.5 µg/mL
Quest Priority 2 < 1.0 µg/mL or > 3.5 µg/mL


MPA Gluuronide:
Priority 2 < 35 µg/mL
Synonyms CellCept; Cell Cept; MPA; MPA glucuronide; mycophenolic acid glucuronide
Stability Room temperature 3 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 2 weeks.
Turn around times Set up daily. Turnaround 2 days
CPT coding 83789-90
Last Updated 11/15/2013 2:47:16 PM
Entry Number 1339
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