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Tacrolimus (Blood)

Alternate Names
FK 506, PROGRAF, Tacrolimus Level
Test Code
TACR
Testing Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

4 mL EDTA (Purple Top) - DEDICATED

Container Image
Medicare Rebate

Yes

Out of Pocket Costs
None
Ordering Information

Collect samples 10 - 12 hours post dose (trough value).

Collection Instructions

Please collect 1 x DEDICATED 4mL EDTA tube. Paediatric tubes are acceptable with approximately 1 mL blood collected.

Transport Instructions
Transport ambient at room temperature
Storage Instructions
Store refrigerated at 4°C
Testing Frequency
Daily
Min Test Volume
1mL
Add On Test Suitability

This test cannot be added after 72 hours of collection. 

Container ID
EWA, EW, EWP
CSR Instructions

WHOLE BLOOD SPECIMEN - DO NOT CENTRIFUGE.

Instructions for: Regional Specimen Receptions

  • Transport to the Heidelberg Laboratory at 4°C
Laboratory Instructions
None
Accredited Test
Yes