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Test ID: THIO    
Thiopurine Metabolites, Whole Blood

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aids physicians in dose adjustments, minimizing dose-dependent toxicity, and monitoring compliance of thiopurine drug therapy

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Red blood cell (RBC) count is first performed and then the thiopurine metabolites' values are determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Values are utilized to calculate and report a final result (unit of measure: pmol/8 x 10[8] RBC) for 6-thioguanine nucleotides and 6-methylmercaptopurine derivative analyte.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Thiopurine Metabolites, B

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Thiopurine
Purinethol
Mercaptopurine
6-MP
6MP
6-Thioguanine
Thioguanine
6-TGN
6-TG
6TGN
6TG
6-Methylmercaptopurine
Methylmercaptopurine
6-MMP
6-MMPN
6MMPN
6MMP
Purine antimetabolites
THIO
TPRBC
Thiopurine Metabolites
6-Mercaptopurine
FPMET