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  • Cyclosporine, Timed

Cyclosporine, Timed

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB874
CPT Code(s)   80158
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core - performed by: Special Chemistry Lab
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 5 mL blood/lavender top
  micro: 500 µL blood/lavender top microtainer

Room Temperature: 14 days

Off Site Collections:
Ambient/Room Temp. is acceptable. Samples may be refrigerated (2 - 8°C). Do NOT freeze. Ship ambient or with refrigerated cold pack(s) only. Do NOT use dry ice. Do NOT use frozen cold packs.
Ambient: 14 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen - Not Acceptable
Availability Routine: Daily; Not available STAT; see Comments
Turnaround Time  
-Samples must be received in the Core Laboratory by 12:00 PM for same day testing.
-Samples received in lab after 12:00 pm will be run next day.
Reference Range

Cyclosporine: 100-400 ng/mL (Trough, steady state)

The above ranges are published as rough guidelines only. Concentrations targeted depend upon the drug regimen used, the type of transplant, time post-transplantation, and other clinical factors such as renal function, rejection status, etc.

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Whole blood, refrigerate


Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
-Used for pharmocokinetic studies. Time of collection must be documented.
-Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
-Pediatric microtainers (“bullets”) available from Phlebotomy Services

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 16, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514