Tacrolimus by Immunoassay

Additional Information:

Patient samples may contain heterophilic antibodies that could react in immunoassays to give falsely elevated or depressed results. Antibodies to β-galactosidase can be encountered in samples as a consequence of bacterial infection and may produce falsely elevated results that may not be consistent with clinical evaluation.

CPT Code(s):

80197

Specimen Requirements:

  • Container- Lavender top
  • Specimen Type- Whole blood
  • Minimum volume - 1 ml
  • Storage/stability - Refrigerated (2 - 8°C): 7 days
  • Epic order code: Lab2296

Use:

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive drug that is believed to prevent rejection in transplantation patients. Measurement of tacrolimus blood levels may be of use in monitoring patients receiving this drug.

Methodology:

Microgenics QMS immunoassay