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TACROLIMUS (FK506), BLOOD

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​3mL EDTA blood
Do not centrifuge as whole blood is required.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​Suggested therapeutic drug range for pre-dose (trough) levels is 3.0 - 20.0 mg/L.
Preferred therapeutic level varies with specific transplant protocol and/or guidelines, transplant site and dose. Please correlate clinically.

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 4 hrs, Range: 3 – 5 hrs

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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