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Test ID MPA Mycophenolic Acid, Serum

Useful For

Monitoring therapy with CellCept to ensure adequate blood levels and avoid overimmunosuppression

Method Name

Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Mycophenolic Acid, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  21 days

Reference Values


1.0-3.5 mcg/mL



35-100 mcg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MPA Mycophenolic Acid, S 87432-1


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
15226 Mycophenolic Acid 23905-3
15227 MPA Glucuronide 23906-1

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

NY State Approved



If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830)

-Therapeutics Test Request (T831)