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DPD mutation analysis for 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) toxicity


TestDPD mutation analysis for 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) toxicity
Common AbbreviationsDPD-5FU
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationPolymorphic variants in the DPYD gene are associated with severe, sometimes fatal, toxicity to fluoropyrimidine therapy.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeWhole blood
Minimum Volume3mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability5 days at 2 - 8°C
Turnaround TimeContact Referral Laboratory
LaboratoryPurine Research Laboratory, St Thomas' Hospital, London, SE1 7EH. 020 7188 1266
Reference IntervalInterpretation provided on report
NotesPlease complete ViaPath request form and send with request
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