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Blood Test Information

Mitotane
(a.k.a DDD, lysodren)
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Test Code: MIT

Special instructions
Sample collection should be timed to be a trough sample, at least 12 hours post dose.


Sent away to Llandough Hospital, Penarth

Reference range
14-20

Units
mg/L

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
The adrenolytic agent Mitotane (o,p'-DDD) has been in use since 1960 and is licensed for use in the treatment of inoperable adrenocortical carcinoma. Its cytostatic effect appears to depend on the maintenance of adequate plasma levels, and encouraging results have been achieved when drug dosing has been based on pharmacological monitoring.

 
 

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