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FK506

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
FK5CC ACHEM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood, Store samples protected from light.
Collection Volume:
2.0 mL (minimum half the tube)
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Turbidimetric Immunoassay
Special Instructions:
Specimens in lab by 12:00, instrument run at 13:00, results by 16:00. Patients should be on a specified dose of Tacrolimus for at least 48 hours prior to sample collection. The life of Tacrolimus varies but shows 11-34 hours on average. Trough levels should be collected just prior to the next dose.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
4 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range: 5.0-20.0 ng/mL Critical: >25.0 ng/mL
CPT Code:
80197
Synonyms:
Tacrolimus