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Test ID FACY Acyclovir, Serum/Plasma

Method Name

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Acyclovir

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerate in preservative-free plastic vial..

Note: Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a purple-top EDTA or pink-top tube(s). (Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of EDTA plasma refrigerate in preservative-free plastic vial.

 

Note: Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 30 days
  Frozen  120 days
  Ambient  30 days

Reference Values

Reporting limit determined each analysis

Synonym(s): Zovirax

 

Usual therapeutic range (vs. Genital Herpes) during chronic oral daily divided dosages of 1200 – 2400 mg:

            Peak:                0.40 – 2.0 mcg/mL plasma

            Trough:             0.14 – 1.2 mcg/mL plasma

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

CPT Code Information

80375

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FACY Acyclovir 9416-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1440 Acyclovir 9416-9
Z1855 Reporting Limit 19147-8