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6-Mercaptopurine
Lab code: 6MP
 
Test Synonyms:
6-Mercaptopurine
  NOTE: This test is performed at an external reference lab.
Lab:
Chemistry (Sendouts)
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
10 ml Lavender
Result Time:
1-2 weeks   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
This HPLC based assay measures two thiopurine metabolites (thioguanine nucleotide (6-TGN) and methyl mercaptopurine nucleotide (6-MMPN)) and may be useful in adjusting the dose of thiopurine based immunosuppression to achieve therapeutic targets and in evaluating patient compliance or unexpected clinical response.
Additional Resources:
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