Pathology Handbook

Sirolimus

Synonyms

Rapamycin, Rapamune

Clinical Indications

Sirolimus is an immunosuppressive drug licensed for use in renal transplantation.

It is is often co-prescribed with MMF, cyclosporin or Tacrolimus.

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

Analysed by referral laboratory.

Specific Criteria

Trough sample required: 2 - 4 hours before next dose

Turnaround Time

48 hours

Specimen

Whole Blood

Volume

2 mL minimum in lemon topped tube

Container

Vacutainer lemon top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory as quickly as possible.

Lab Handling

Samples should be posted as soon as possible.

Causes for Rejection

Not meeting specific criteria for analysis. 

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Further information is available from:

http://www.sirolimus.org.uk/