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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Thiopurine metabolites

Thiopurine metabolites

EDTA

TestThiopurine metabolites
Common AbbreviationsThio
ProfileNA
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationMonitoring of thiopurine drug therapy. Measurement guides dosage, increases drug efficacy and decreases the likelihood of side effects.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume4mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time2 working days
LaboratoryCity Hospital Birmingham B18 7QH 0121 507 5345
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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