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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Cyclosporine, Trough

Test Name

Cyclosporine, Trough

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Lavender (EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 2mL Whole Blood

Tube should be fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in lavender top (EDTA) just before the next dose is administered. Provide time of dose and time of collection.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Stable for up to 5 days at 15-25C or 7 days at 2-8◦C or frozen at -20°C or lower for up to 6 months.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Specimens must be mixed thoroughly after thawing and before testing to ensure consistency of results

Sample Rejection Criteria: Serum, plasma or clotted specimens unacceptable. Specimens left at room temperature for >24h.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Day

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Trough: 150-400 ug/L

Test Code

CYSP

Methodology

LCMS

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019