Specimen Requirements

Title

Thiopurine Metabolites (6-TG/6-MMP)

Specimen Requirement

A trough specimen is required (collected within 1 hour prior to the next dose).

Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube/5.0ml WHOLE BLOOD (2.5 mL min) refrigerated.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 5 days

Reference Range

BY REPORT*

Turnaround

4-6 days Tuesday-Saturday

Clinical Use

Test Code

6MPRW