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Sirolimus (Rapamycin)

Test Name

Sirolimus (Rapamycin)

Lavender Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Lavender

Minimum Venous Volume = 2 mL whole blood

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a lavender top and send to core lab. Sample should be well mixed at time of collection to prevent platelet clumping. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Stable for up to 5 days at 15-25°C or 7 days at 2-8°C. If testing will be delayed by more than 7 days, store frozen at -20°C or lower for up to 6 months. Freeze only once

Transportation: Transport at room temperature within 1 hour of collection.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Plasma, clotted sample, Grossly hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 day

Test Utilization

Reference Value

4.5-14.0 ug/L (2 mg/Day dose)

10-28 ug/L (5 mg/Day dose)

Toxic: >30 ug/L

Test Code



Competitive Binding Immunoassay

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: September 26, 2019