Tacrolimus (FK506)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: FK506
POE DESCRIPTION: FK506 (TACROLIMUS), PROGRAF (FK506), TACROLIMUS (FK506)
CPT CODE: 80197
DAYS PERFORMED: Test is performed Monday-Sunday.
TURNAROUND TIME:

Up to 18 hours.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Draw time 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 Tacrolimus 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):Prograf; FK506