This test is used to determine the concentration of everolimus in the blood sample of an individual. This medicine is usually prescribed with other medicines during organ transplant treatment like brain tumors, heart, kidney or liver transplant and for the treatment of certain auto-immune diseases, etc.
What is Everolimus?
Everolimus is an immunosuppressive medicine prescribed for the treatment of brain tumors, can also reduce the activity of the immune system of an individual. This medicine is usually prescribed to individuals for the treatment of brain tumors and individuals who undergo an organ transplant, etc.
Why is this test done?
This test is used to detect the concentration of everolimus in the blood. The medicine has a very narrow therapeutic window (safe treatment concentration) and tends to change between individuals. Patients undergoing this therapy are frequently monitored as the effective therapeutic concentrations and excretion rates tend to vary within time to time in the same individual which may lead to complications like graft rejection or side effects related to the medicine like kidney, liver failure, high blood pressure, etc.
Individuals receiving this medicine may develop infections very easily as it reduces overall immunity. Certain medicines/diseases/conditions may interfere with the test results. It is recommended to discuss all the essential information with your doctor before undergoing this test.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Everolimus Blood. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Everolimus Blood.
The test results are useful in maintaining and modifying the medicine dose according to the conditions of the patient. Based on the test results your doctor will provide appropriate changes in treatment, dosing, and frequency of the medicine.
|MALE||All age groups||3-8 ng/mL|
|FEMALE||All age groups||3-8 ng/mL|