|Methodology||Chemiluminesence Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)|
|Description||Useful for the quantitative measurement of Cyclosporine in whole blood to guide dosage adjustments for optimal immunosuppression while minimizing toxicity.|
|Specimen||Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube, and send 4.5 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of EDTA whole blood refrigerated. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE. Send in original VACUTAINER® tube.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NorDx. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Admnistration (FDA).
|Reference Values||Recommended Therapeutic Ranges for Neoral Monitoring on 12 hour Trough Samples:
Cyclosporine (12 hour TROUGH) for renal transplant:
Cyclosporine (12 hour TROUGH) for non-renal transplant:
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday - Must be received by 10am for same day results|