Allopurinol adherence monitoring (blood)

Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor used for the treatment of gout. The active metabolite of allopurinol is oxypurinol. Measurement of oxypurinol levels in plasma or serum is useful for confirming adherence and as a basis for dose adjustment.
Clinical details: 
Monitoring allopurinol adherence in patients treated for gout, HPRT deficiency and APRT deficiency.
Reference range: 

Please contact the laboratory to discuss

Sample type and Volume required: 
4 mL blood EDTA (purple top)
Turnaround time: 
1 week
Storage and transport: 
Store in fridge, ( don’t freeze)to lab within 3 days/1st class post
Purine Research Laboratory at St Thomas'
020 7188 1266
St Thomas’ Hospital
North Wing - 4th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 15/12/2015