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Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Service

The Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Service is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology. It provides a service for the monitoring of immunosuppressant drugs in whole blood, particularly for renal transplant patients. The section process over 15,000 samples a year.
 
Other services provided include:

  • Suitability testing for Azathioprine therapy
  • Lithium, Homocysteine and Digoxin monitoring.

The service is provided five days a week and on Saturday mornings. An on-call service is provided for requests outside of these hours.

Information for Patients

These laboratory services cannot be accessed directly by patients - a referral from a GP or specialist doctor is required (depending upon the condition involved). If you have any questions about the services available and how these can be accessed by you or your family, please contact your GP to discuss. They should also have information about the funding of these tests within your area as this varies both within and outside of the UK.

Service Price List

TDM Test Repertoire - view online or download


Contacts

For Laboratory Enquiries

Katie Hicks
Senior Biomedical Scientist
029 21848372
katie.hicks@wales.nhs.uk

For Clinical Advice

Dr Schulenburg-Brand
029 21844303
danja.schulenburg-brand@wales.nhs.uk

Sarah Tennant (Clinical Scientist)
029 21845863
Sarah.tennant@wales.nhs.uk

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