At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine the concentration of cyclosporine in your blood in order to establish a dosing regimen, maintain therapeutic levels, and detect toxic levels
When to Get Tested?
As soon as cyclosporine therapy begins, usually daily or 2-3 times a week, and periodically after that as the dose is adjusted or maintained
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None. Typically drawn 12 hours after the last dose; on mornings when you are scheduled to have your cyclosporine level checked, do not take the medicine until after your blood is drawn.