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Azathioprine Metabolites (Blood)

Alternate Names
6MMP, Mercaptopurine, 6TGN, Thioguanine, AZA Metabolites, Thiopurine Metabolites, Imuran Metabolites
Test Code
TGNMMP
Testing Laboratory
Referred Laboratory
Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

4 mL EDTA (Purple Top) - DEDICATED

Container Image
Medicare Rebate

Yes

Out of Pocket Costs
None
Ordering Information

Full Blood Examination (FBE) must be co-requested with these metabolites. 

Collection Instructions

Specimen for Full Blood Examination (FBE) must also be collected.

Please collect as DEDICATED samples, one of the following:

  • 2 x 4 mL EDTA tubes OR
  • 1 x 9 mL EDTA tube and 1 x 4 mL EDTA tube
Transport Instructions
Transport ambient at room temperature
Storage Instructions
Store refrigerated at 4°C
Testing Frequency
Weekly
Min Test Volume
4mL
Add On Test Suitability

Add ons for this test cannot be performed.

Container ID
EW, EWL
CSR Instructions

WHOLE BLOOD SPECIMEN - DO NOT CENTRIFUGE.

Instructions for: Metropolitan & Regional Specimen Receptions

  • Freeze whole blood samples immediately.
  • If you do not receive DEDICATED specimens, DO NOT REJECT. Refer to Heidelberg Sendaways.
Laboratory Instructions

Instructions for: Heidelberg Sendaways Department

  • The Red Blood Count (from the FBE) must be supplied to the testing laboratory for their calculations.
External Laboratory
Chemical Pathology, SEALS (South Eastern Area Health Service), Prince of Wales Hospital
Accredited Test
Yes