Tacrolimus, Highly Sensitive, LC/MS/MS (TACRO)

Test Code
LAB3117

Quest Code
70007

CPT Codes
80197

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

Patient Preparation
Collect specimen 1 hour prior to next dose (12 hour trough)

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Transport Container
EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 60 days

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

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Run on first shift only Monday-friday

Report Available
3 days

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 range is a suggested guideline: 5.0-20.0 mcg/L

Clinical Significance
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant drug which has been shown to be effective for the treatment of rejection following transplantation.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics - South Region




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