Cyclosporine, Whole Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CSA
POE DESCRIPTION: CYCLOSPORIN, CYCLOSPORIN-FPIA
CPT CODE: 80158
DAYS PERFORMED: Test performed Monday-Sunday
TURNAROUND TIME: Up to 18 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Time of draw must be indicated on requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 3 mLLavender top (K2 EDTA) tube - 6 mLMicrotainer (K2 EDTA)Pink top (K2 EDTA) tube - 6 mL
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

1.0 mL EDTA whole blood

MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood
REFERENCE RANGE:

The effective therapeutic range for Cyclosporine is based upon clinical evaluation of the individual patient, because optimal levels depend upon multiple factors, including patient variation, type of transplant, time post-transplant, co-administration of other immunosuppressants, and method used.

TEST SYNONYM(S):Neoral; CSA; Cyclosporine A; CSA mono