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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeTPMT
Method

HPLC Mass Spec

Diagnostic Use / Indications

To identify patients at risk of serious adverse events from thiopurine drugs.

External Price$60.90(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Nil.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Normal blood collection protocol, no special preparation required

Patient Specimen2 x 5 mL EDTA Blood(Lavender)
Paediatric Specimen5 mL EDTA Blood(Lavender)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions2 x 5 mL EDTA Whole blood. Fridge
Aliquot Transport to CHLFridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0326 x 80326
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time2 Weeks
Reference Interval

Reference Interval of 200 to 400 ug/L RBC

Interpretative comments will be given with all results

Additional Information

Serum, clotted, frozen or lysed samples are unacceptable.

Genotyping will be performed on all samples with very low results ( <50 ug/L RBC),  and all Children under 17 years

All other requests for either TPMT or TPMT genotyping will only receive TPMT activity unless the lab is contacted. Specific reasons for TPMT genotyping would include recent blood transfusions.  

Delphic Number Test Number9817

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