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Also known as: Often referred to by brand name Rapamune
Formal name: Sirolimus

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine the concentration of sirolimus in the blood in order to establish a dosing strategy, 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 taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

Have the sample collected immediately prior to the next dose, or as directed by your doctor