Modeling the Outcome of Systematic TPMT Genotyping or Phenotyping Before Azathioprine Prescription: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

Affiliation

Service de Biochimie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Descates, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris, France. [Email]

Abstract

Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) testing, either by genotyping or phenotyping, can reduce the incidence of adverse severe myelotoxicity episodes induced by azathioprine. The comparative cost-effectiveness of TPMT genotyping and phenotyping are not known.

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