Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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MYCOPHENOLIC ACID, LC/MS/MS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2719         Geisinger Epic ID: 43556

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum or plasma (minimum 0.5 mL)
Special notes:
Optimum time to collect sample: 0.5 to 1 hour before next dose (trough) at steady-state (3-5 days after treatment with oral doses). Transfer serum to polypropylene or polyethylene transport tube. Serum separator tubes are not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow blood to clot at 15-28°C for 20-30 minutes. Centrifuge at 20-25°C (2200-2500 rpm, 1000 x g)for 8-10 minutes 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 60 days.
Rejection criteria:
Lipemic, Hemolyzed; Left at room temperature for more than 72 hours. Specimens collected in gel barrier tubes.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Therapeutic levels 1.0-3.5 mcg/mL for MPA, Trough levels 1.0-3.5 mcg/mL for MPA.
CPT code(s):
80180
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Synonyms:
Quest test code 10662
MPACID

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