Mycophenolic Acid

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Also known as: MPA [may be referred to by drug names Mycophenolate mofetil or Mycophenolate sodium, or by drug brand names (CellCept, Myfortic)]
Formal name: Mycophenolic acid

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

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

When to Get Tested?

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

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?