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Mycophenolic Acid, Serum


Name Method Department Units
Mycophenolic Acid Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
Send Out mcg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Room temperature - 3 week(s)
Refrigerated - 4 week(s)
Frozen - 4 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in tube with gel separator


Correct interpretation requires a trough serum specimen (just before the next regular dose). Specimens drawn at other times in the dosing cycle are likely to have higher MPA levels.

CPT Code

  • 80180