Thiopurine Metabolites
2002575
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in therapeutic monitoring in individuals treated with thiopurines.
Mnemonic
THIOP MET
Methodology
Qualitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-6 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA). Also acceptable: Pink (K2EDTA)  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 3.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
Include drug name and dosage.  
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82491 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002576Thiopurine Metabolites
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Aliases
  • 6-MMPN (methyl mercaptopurine nucleotide (Thiopurine Metabolites))
  • 6-TGN (thioguanine nucleotide (Thiopurine Metabolites))

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