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ID:125 Methotrexate
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DescriptionChemothyerpautic drug. Inhibits DNA synthesis. Useful in the management of lymphoblastic leukaemia, choriocarcinoma, carcinomas of breast and testes.Analysis normally requested 48 hr post infusion. Give dose and time of dose.
IndicationPost infusion monitoring.
Additional InfoIt is of no use in moitoring low dose treatment of psoriasis and arthritis.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum or Heparin
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsCollect sample 24 hrs post dose - adults. 48 hrs post dose - children. Lithium heparin or EDTA plasma is acceptable.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.As requested

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesTherpautic range not quoted - please contact Duty Officer on 0113 392 3285
Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT6 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 10/11/2015 12:21:50. Published By dan carless on 10/11/2014 12:21:50.