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Prednisolone

Prednisolone

The adequacy of prednisolone therapy is normally assessed by monitoring the disease being treated. However, measuring serum concentrations may be valuable when compliance or absorption is questioned.

Tube 01 (SE) - Serum Gel
ID Tests&Tubes0236
Additional Information Interpretation: Prednisolone should be detectable 1-8 hours post dose
Turn Around Turnaround time stated by Wythenshawe: 7 days
Send to Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Wythenshawe laboratory.)
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Blood sample should be taken 2-3 hours after oral ingestion. Instructions to lab: centrifuge sample, separate and store serum in the freezer. Plasma also acceptable.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes None - for compliance checking only.
Telepath No code. Book in as PROB1L (comment NRSOT) & SA1R