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Thiopurine Metabolites

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic

TPMETAB

TEST NAME ALERT: Thiopurine Metabolites is not the same test as Thiopurine Methyl Transferase.

Specimen Requirements

2 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Whole blood

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process.

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals at 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling

Collection sites:
DO NOT centrifuge; transport on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Refrigerate sample.

Additional Information

Testing Location Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval