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Mycophenolic Acid

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Also known as: MPA; Mycophenolate Mofetil; MMF; Mycophenolate Sodium [may be referred to by brand names (see MedlinePlus Drug Information) ]
Formal name: Mycophenolic Acid

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine the concentration of mycophenolic acid (MPA), an immunosuppressant drug, in the blood in order to monitor levels in transplant recipients and prevent toxicity

When to Get Tested?

As soon as mycophenolate therapy begins and whenever the dose is changed; may be ordered frequently at first, then at regular intervals; whenever excess or deficient levels of MPA are suspected

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None