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Sirolimus

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Also known as: Rapamycin; [Often referred to by brand name (see MedlinePlus Drug Information)]
Formal name: Sirolimus

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine the level of sirolimus in the blood in order to establish a dosing regimen, maintain therapeutic levels, and detect toxic levels

When to Get Tested?

As soon as sirolimus therapy begins and whenever dose is changed; frequently at first, then at regular intervals to monitor concentrations over time; whenever excess or deficient levels are suspected

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None; the sample is typically collected 12 hours after the last dose and immediately prior to the next dose, or as directed by your healthcare provider