Type of sample/quantity required: whole blood in K3 EDTA. The determination of cyclosporin concentration should be performed after approximately 3 weeks (if used as monotherapy) or approximately 1 month (if used in combination with other drugs), to allow a relatively constant plasma concentration to be achieved. Levels should be determined 12 hours after administration of the drug, to assess the presence of adequate concentrations for therapeutic purposes.

Storage/shipping methods: blood samples must be stored and shipped at refrigeration temperature, avoiding direct contact with the freezer pack;

Reception days: every day from Monday to Saturday;
Examination/reporting days: every day from Monday to Saturday;
Waiting times: reports are issued on the same day as the samples are received.