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Cyclosporin (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Neoral C2
Neoral
Cyclosporin A
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:CSP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 3 mLEDTA 3 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:3 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Collect pre-dose or 2hr post-dose.

Must be stated on request form.

Note: 2hr post-dose sample time is critical - collect sample 2hrs(+/- 10 mins) after previous dose.

Pre Dose only - Retrospective testing within 7 days.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Time critical - do not delay handling !
Assay Frequency:Daily
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack