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Clinical Insights Program

A personalized approach to optimizing patient outcomes1-3

Medical Professional with Tablet Reviewing with PatientThe Clinical Insights Program provides Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) at no cost for eligible patients*

Why Therapeutic Drug Monitoring?

A validated approach to personalized disease management1,3

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) measures serum drug and antibody levels and can arm you with important data to help optimize your patient’s treatment journey. The goal of TDM is to help healthcare professionals:1-3

  • Measure drug concentrations to inform physicians of drug exposure or identify the presence of anti-drug antibodies
  • Determine if patient symptoms may be caused by insufficient drug levels or anti-drug antibodies due to treatment
  • Achieve more durable drug responses that may result in reduced flares and allow for patients to stay in remission longer

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Sample Test Report (Opens in a New Window)Anser® TCZ for TYENNE® is a validated TDM test that measures serum drug and antibody levels to assess safety and efficacy of this therapeutic medication in support of durable drug response.5

Fresenius Kabi’s Clinical Insights Program will cover the cost of up to two Anser® TCZ for TYENNE® tests per year.*

$0 Up to 2X Per Year

Patients will need to meet the following eligibility criteria*:

  • Prescribed or already using TYENNE®
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with RA or IBD
  • Commercially insured or uninsured

Your patients may benefit from the KabiCare Patient Support Program’s other offerings, however they do not have to be enrolled in KabiCare to receive the test.

Quality Support for your patients and their clinical management

A simplified process providing validated results:

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Prescribe TYENNE® (tocilizumab-aazg) and confirm your patient’s eligibility for the Anser® TCZ ® for TYENNE® test.

Icon: Order Test KitOrder Test Kit
Download and fill out out the Anser® TCZ ® for TYENNE® Test Kit order form (PDF Opens in a New Window) or call 1-877-216-3677 to order test kits. The test kit may be delivered to your office, your patient’s home, or the phlebotomy lab.

Complete the test requisition form contained in the test kit. Only the Anser® TCZ ® for TYENNE® test requisition form (PDF Opens in a New Window) will be accepted.

Icon: Coordinate Sample CollectionCoordinate Sample Collection*
Instruct the patient to bring the test kit and completed requisition form to their blood draw appointment if the practice will not be collecting the sample.

Once the sample has been collected, follow the shipping instructions on the back of the test requisition form.

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The Anser® TCZ ® for TYENNE® report provides valuable data about how the patient is responding to treatment and help support the decision-making process.

Test results are faxed or mailed to your office approximately 3-5 business days from the date the blood sample was received at Prometheus® Laboratories for testing.

Icon: Consult with your PatientConsult with your Patient
As with other chronic diseases, you and your patient will make many decisions about their care that can have a significant impact on their quality of life.

Adding TDM as part of your overall clinical care can help optimize therapy with the goal of improving outcomes and reducing overall cost.2-4

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The Clinical Insights Program from Fresenius Kabi is offered in collaboration with Prometheus® Laboratories.

Prometheus® Laboratories is a specialty laboratory enabling precision-guided care by offering clinical testing services that help clinicians improve outcomes across the patient journey through optimization and monitoring of therapeutic care.

Prometheus® Laboratories offers you 24/7 online access to laboratory test results through their online platform, ProNet.

For general questions or information about mobile phlebotomy options and participating locations, please call Client Services at (877)-216-3677, or go to prometheuslabs.com (Opens in a New Window)


* Phlebotomy-related costs may be incurred at non-participating locations.

Anser® TCZ for TYENNE® is a laboratory-developed tests that was developed and validated under Federal CLIA laboratory guidelines by Prometheus Laboratories. Prometheus and Anser®, are registered trademarks of Prometheus Laboratories Inc, San Diego, California.

References

  1. Krieckaert CL, van Tubergen A, Gehin JE, et al. EULAR points to consider for therapeutic drug monitoring of biopharmaceuticals in inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2023 May ; 82:65-73.
  2. Irving PM, Gecse KB. Optimizing Therapies Using Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Current Strategies and Future Perspectives. Gastroenterology. 2022 Apr;162(5):1512-1524. doi: 10.1053 j.gastro.2022.02.014. Epub 2022 Feb 12. PMID: 35167865.
  3. Vermeire S, Dreesen E, Papamichael K, Dubinsky MC. How, When, and for Whom Should We Perform Therapeutic Drug Monitoring? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 May;18(6):1291-1299. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.09.041. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PMID: 31589978.
  4. Martelli L, Olivera P, Roblin X, Attar A, Peyrin-Biroulet L. Cost-effectiveness of drug monitoring of anti-TNF therapy in inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jan;52(1):19-25. doi: 10.1007/s00535-016-1266-1. Epub 2016 Sep 24. PMID: 27665099.
  5. Therapeutic drug monitoring. MedlinePlus. Accessed May 15, 2023. https://medlineplus.gov/labtests/therapeutic-drug-monitoring/.