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Thiopurine Metabolites

Alternative Names:6-TGN
6-MMP
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:THIOMETS
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Two (2x) collection tubes required

2 x 10mL EDTA blood tube required

- both MUST be filled = 8 mL whole blood

(If no FBE has been requested - an additional 3 mL EDTA blood tube for FBE must be collected. FBE results are sent to the external referral lab)

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature

The metabolites are stable for UP TO 4 days at 4 degrees.

Transport to SA Pathology (IMVS)-Toxicology on an ICE Pack, within the 4 days stability time frame.

Any bloods received outside the time frame will be discarded.

 

Assay Frequency:Twice weekly
External Laboratory:SA Pathology(IMVS)- Toxicology
Additional Notes:

SA Pathology(IMVS)-Toxicology- Phone No: 08 82223287