methotrexate level


Description

methotrexate assay

Also known as

MTX


Additional information

State number of hours post start of methotrexate infusion. Samples must arrive by 14:00 Mon-Fri and by 11:00 at weekends and bank holidays. External requests must use the Great Ormond Street methotrexate request form. This assay is unsuitable for patient�s who are on glucarpidase rescue treatment. Please contact the laboratory to arrange an alternative assay.


Sending address

Department of Haematology Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service

Haematology


Sample requirements

1ml venous or capillary blood, EDTA or serum


Turnaround time

24 hours


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Please contact the laboratory to arrange the test in advance, if sending out of hours or at weekends. Samples must be booked with the laboratory on Friday if required at the weekend or during a bank holidays. External requests must use the Great Ormond Street methotrexate request form. If the patient is on glucarpidase rescue treatment. Please contact the laboratory before taking the sample.


Haematology

The Haematology Department provides a wide range of specialist tests with a special interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of coagulation disorders.

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