Test Name: TACROLIMUS MASS SPEC
EPIC Search Term: LABMSTAC
Preferred Container: 1 x Purple EDTA Tube
Draw Volume: 0.5
Clinical Application: Therapeutic range is based on a whole blood specimen drawn 12 hours post-dose or prior to next dose (the trough). The optimal therapeutic range for a given patient may differ from this suggested range based on the indication for therapy, treatment phase (initiation or maintenance), use in combination with other drugs, time of specimen collection relative to prior dose, type of transplanted organ, and/or the therapeutic approach of the transplant center.
Methodology: This methodology is to be used only if there is discrepancy between immunoassay lab results and clinical picture
Test Performed By: Texas Children's Hospital Pathology Services
Lab Section: Chemistry