For same-day analysis, samples must be received by the laboratory by 14:00 on weekdays and 10:30 at weekends/bank holidays. If the sample is not received before 10.30am, it will be analysed and the result reported the following day. Please give the laboratory prior notice if you are urgent sending samples at the weekend/bank holiday (Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00 – 07738 897225 / 020 7188 9652). Weekend and Bank Holiday working hours are flexible but the analysing Scientist will be on site and contactable between 10.30 – 13:30 on these days.
Please send a request form with adequate patient information and clear contact details to enable efficient communication of results out of hours.
Due to the narrow therapeutic index and potential adverse side effects, blood concentrations of Everolimus must be routinely monitored, usually on a pre-dose (trough) sample. This is especially important in the first few months after transplant, as the dose needs to be high enough to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ, but not so high that it causes serious adverse effects such as kidney failure and severe infection.
No established therapeutic range. Please contact the laboratory to discuss.
Trough sample, or pre-dose sample is recommended. Factors affecting results or interpretation: Time taken since last dose.
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Last updated: 09/04/2021