Item Value
Test name Cyclosporine A
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Specimens received in the laboratory by 1200 (Monday.-Friday) and by 1000 (weekends and holidays) will have results available by 1600 the same day.
In House Availability Daily (day shift)
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
Normal range
Therapeutic trough 50-500 µg/L
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 1 mL (blood)

NOTE: This should be submitted as a unique, separate sample for testing.
Collection Instructions Time to steady state: 2-5 days

Draw trough samples only (24 hours post dose or just prior to next dose) or normal ranges will not apply.

This very non-polar compound adheres tenaciously to plastic; samples should not be drawn from any line through which the drug has been infused but only from a peripheral site.

NOTE: To avoid testing delays and the possibility of QNS samples, blood for Cyclosporin should be collected as a separate sample. The sample should not be shared for any other test(s).
Sample type EDTA whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667