The test can be used to predict anticoagulation response to clopidogrel
or aid in drug selection and dose alteration for drugs metabolized by CYP2C19.
CYP2C19 drug metabolism is dependent on the specific genotypes detected and
type of drugs administered to the patient.
3-5 mL of whole blood in sterile EDTA (lavender top) tube
The sample can be kept at ambient temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerated for up to 1 week. Do not freeze.
The sample can be transported at room temperature if sent within a few
In-house real-time polymerase chain reaction
CYP2C19 genotype with suggested phenotype
1-5 calendar days
Every Tuesday and Thursday (except public holidays)