Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
THIOPURINE METABOLITES - (B)
Test Code: MISC
Clinical Information:
Available to Gastroenterologists and GI Nurse Practitioners only.  All other requests must be cleared by a Clinical Chemist.
 
6-Mercaptopurine and 6-Thioguanine are measured.
Stable 8 days refrigerated or 24 hours at room temperature.
For more information see Prometheus Laboratories
Also known as: Imuran, Azathioprine
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 4.0 mL
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be sent.
Availability:
Within 3 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Keep refrigerated until shipped.  Do not freeze.  Enter name in Clinical Details.  Send whole blood on frozen ice packs.  Ordering Physician's name and specialty required.  Drug name (Azathioprine or 6MP) and dosage required. 
Referred to Prometheus Lab in San Diego, CA.  Ship collect via Airborne Express: account #129 681 342.XTPMT