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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Thiopurine Metabolites (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Thiopurine Metabolites (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
5th November 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

Patient Consent form

4th September 2020
Alternative names

Azathioprine metabolites, 6-TGN, 6-MMP, TMPT metabolites, Imuram metabolites

Azathioprine metabolites, 6-TGN, 6-MMP, TPMT metabolites, Imuram metabolites

Thiopurine Metabolites (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Azathioprine metabolites
6-TGN
6-MMP
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:EAH
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Samples must be collected Mondays to Thursdays only. Do not collect before a Friday or public holiday. The test costs $145 and the below patient consent form must be completed.

Patient Consent form

Specimen Types:EDTA
Container Types:
EDTA 6 mLEDTA 6 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

Dedicated EDTA tube required.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:Eastern Health Pathology
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

Thiopurine metabolites are stable for up to 4 days at 4 degrees Celsius.

Sample sent via Eastern Health Pathology (EAH) to Monash University Gastroenterology Laboratory.