Test BackgroundCiclosporin is an immunosuppressant that is typically employed in the prophylaxis and treatment of graft-versus-host disease following tissue/organ transplantation, eg. bone marrow, heart, kidney, liver, pancreas and lung.
Clinical Indications Therapeutic drug monitoring Assessment of toxicity (particularly nephrotoxicity)
Sample Required EDTA (lavender top)
Sample Volume 2 mL
Within 24h from receipt of sample into the Leslie Brent Laboratory but sameday weekday only service if specimen is received by 13:30pm
NotesTests performed Monday-Friday Only
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. Please send specimens directly to the Leslie Brent Laboratory, West London Renal and Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital 020 331 36637 Clinical Biochemistry will forward any specimens received to the Leslie Brent Laboratory.