Test Overview
Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Monitoring therapy with CellCept to ensure adequate blood levels and avoid over-immunosuppression.

Reference Range *

Mycophenolic Acid (MPA): 1.0 - 3.5 mcg/mL. Mycophenolic Acid Glucuronide (MPA-G): 35 - 100 mcg/mL.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
MPA
MiChart Code
MPA, Mycophenolic Acid
Synonyms
  • CellCept
  • MPA (Mycophenolic Acid)
  • MPA-G (Mycophenolic Acid Glucuronide)
  • Mycophenolate Mofeti
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Mycophenolic Acid Glucuronide
  • MYCOPHENOLIC ACID, SERUM
  • MPACID
  • MPAGLUC
  • MYCOPHENOLIC ACID
  • MPA GLUCURONIDE
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Drug Analysis
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top tube; do not use SST tube. Draw TROUGH immediately prior to next dose. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
EDTA or heparinized plasma is acceptable. [11/03]
Rejection Criteria
SST tube not acceptable.
Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept) is an immunosuppressant used to prevent rejection of organ transplants.

Billing
CPT Code
80180
Fee Code
20538
LOINC
Z1020-7 (MPACID 23905-3, MPAGLUC 23906-1)
NY State Approved
No