Mercaptopurine and Metabolites Quantitative, Blood
2011006
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MER MET B
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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL whole blood to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 21 days; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 17 months  
Reference Interval
By Report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
80299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
20110076-Mercaptopurine (6-MP)
20110086-Thioguanine (6-TG)
20110096-Methylmercaptopurine (6-MMP)
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Aliases
  • 6-Mercaptopurine
  • 6-Methylmercaptopurine
  • 6-MMP
  • 6-MP
  • 6-TG
  • 6-Thioguanine

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)