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Tacrolimus (Prograf) *

SIM

15413 

CPT

80197 

Synonyms

Prograf®; FK506; Protopic® 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or green-top (sodium heparin) tube

Collection Instructions

Volume

Volume:  1 ml. 
Minimum volume: 0.6 ml 

Additional Information

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant drug that is believed to prevent rejection in transplant patients.

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

Do not transfer to aliquot tube, leave in original tube.

Transport Requirements

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

Room Temperature :14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Plasma or serum specimen

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Tacrolimus 

Methodology

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

700248 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018

Supplemental

* Denotes Reference lab test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 20, 2018

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