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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
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.