6-MMP


Test Information

Test Name

6-MMP

Synonyms

MMP; 6 Methylmercaptopurine

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Processing Information

Registration Code

MMP

Notes

  • 6-Methylmercatopurine levels are reflex tested in all specimens where 6-Thioguanine Nucleotides (6-TGN) levels are < 200 pmol/8x10e8 RBCs as an indicator of potential toxicity.
  • Where 6-TGN and 6-MMP are being measured concurrently a single EDTA sample is sufficient.
  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT freeze
  • Sample greater than 4 days old on receipt in CHL will be rejected

Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

2 days

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website