Cyclosporine A Trough, Blood

Test Code
CYCLO (8812)

Quest Code
8812

CPT Codes
80158

Preferred Specimen
2 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Patient Preparation
Collect as a trough, 12 hours after last dose

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Clotted specimen

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Sun-Sat

Report Available
1 to 2 Day(s)

Reference Range
No definitive therapeutic or toxic ranges have been established. Optimal blood drug levels are influenced by type of transplant, patient response, time post-transplant, co-administration of other drugs, and drug formulation. The following trough ranges are suggested guidelines:
Kidney Transplantation 100-200 mcg/L
Other Organ Transplantation 200-300 mcg/L


Clinical Significance
Cyclosporine (Cyclosporin A) is an immunosuppressant therapeutic agent used in the prevention of organ graft rejection. Measurement of blood levels is recommended due to the inter-individual variability of metabolism as well as the toxicity associated with excessive dosage.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386




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