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  • Cyclosporine

    Test Name:Cyclosporine
    Epic Order Code:LAB874
    CPT Code:80158  
    Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood; Full tube required.
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Tested as received between the hours of 7am - 3pm; 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 2 hours when received between 7am - 3pm; Specimens received after 3pm are held until the following morning.
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, store and transport at 2 - 8° C. Do not centrifuge. Specimen must be received in the lab within 7 days. If longer storage is required, store and transport the specimen at -20° C for up to 30 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Therapeutic: 100 - 400 ng/mL
     Potentially toxic: > 600 ng/mL
    Additional Information:When elimination of cyclosporine is impaired, i.e., during cholestasis, cyclosporine metabolites may accumulate, and cyclosporine concentration may be overestimated.