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Cyclosporine

Also known as: [Often referred to by brand name]
Formal name: Cyclosporine
Related tests: Therapeutic drug monitoring; BUN; Creatinine; Lipid profile; Liver panel

Why should I do it?
To determine the concentration of cyclosporine in your blood in order to establish a dosing regimen, maintain therapeutic levels, and detect toxic levels

When should I do it?
As soon as cyclosporine therapy begins, usually daily or 2-3 times a week, and periodically after that as dose is adjusted or maintained

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None.Typically drawn 12 hours after the last dose.