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Tacrolimus (RCH)

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Tacrolimus (FK506) is an immunosuppressive drug that is given orally or intravenously to patients who have had a kidney, liver, heart, or other organ transplant. Levels may be measured in order to establish the correct dose, maintain therapeutic levels and detect toxic levels.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Samples should be collected 12 hours post dose, or immediately prior to next dose (trough sample).
Maximum add on time
Not allowed
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report. ug/L.
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 22-05-2024