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Mercaptopurine Quantitative, Serum or Plasma (INACTIVE as of 08/04/14: Refer to 2011006)
0091084
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MERCAP SP
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
80299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091083Mercaptopurine Quant, Serum or Plasma11242-5
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Aliases
  • 6-Mercaptopurine
  • 6-MP
  • Doriden
  • Purinethol

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)