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Mycophenolic Acid

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MPA
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3 mL light green (mint) PST tube. Gold top SST tube or lavender EDTA is also acceptable.

Collect 1 hour before next dose.
Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off and mark aliquot tube "PST" or "SST", then transport plasma or serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off and mark aliquot tube "PST" or "SST", then freeze plasma or serum before transporting to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Mycophenolate; MPA; Cellcept; MMF
Reference Interval