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]
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Rejection Criteria
SST tube not acceptable.
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