FPMET - Specimen: Prometheus Thiopurine Metabolites

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FPMET    
Prometheus Thiopurine Metabolites

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:  Send 5 mL whole blood in original tube refrigerated

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

Pediatric Minimum Volume: 3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Gross reject; Mild OK

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Reject if specimen is other than EDTA whole blood

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)8 days
 Ambient 72 hours