Tacrolimus, also FK-506 or Fujimycin, is an immunosuppressive drug whose main use is after allogeneic organ transplant to reduce the activity of the patient's immune system and so lower the risk of organ rejection.
Tacrolimus is also used to treat fistulizing Crohn's disease.
Fistulizing Crohn's disease is a condition in which the body attacks the lining of the digestive tract, causing pain, diarrhoea, weight loss, fever, and the formation of abnormal tunnels connecting the digestive tract to other organs or the skin.
This test measures the level of Tacrolimus in the blood.
We will send you your Tacrolimus blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Tacrolimus test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.