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  CSA Specimen Type:
  also known as Cyclosporin, Cyclosporin A



Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
  or:3 mL EDTA draw
Reference ranges:
> 3 months post 125 300 ng/mL N/A
Renal N/A N/A N/A N/A
Transplant N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unit of measure: ng/mL
Ideal sample: 3 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 2 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Clots in Specimen
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: 1000 (10 A.M.) Hillcrest Laboratory
Routine turn around time: If in lab by 1000, results by 1600.
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Fluorescence-Polarization
Special Instructions: Must be in Laboratory by 10 a.m. to be included in that day's run, otherwise will be run the following day. In general, for those drugs for which peak and trough therapeutic ranges have not been established, the specimen should be obtained within two hours prior to the administration of the next drug dose. This level would represent a trough.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CSA
CyberLAB code: 2350
Lab Processing Instructions: Do not spin down.  This is a whole blood test.  Place in designated rack in the refrigerator.