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Test Code GANC Ganciclovir Level

Important Note

This test is collected as a 4-part post-dose (3-part if delivered in IV) series to calculate area under the curve for appropriate dosing.

Clinical System Name

Ganciclovir Level

Synonyms

Antiviral drug

Cytovene

Valganciclovir

Valcyte

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Red, Gold

Preferred Vol:1 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

 

Note: Draw trough level 30-60 min before next dose. 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot:Y

Temp: - 20 C

Storage location: Freeze 0.4 mL serum in CPA Freezer, Fz5 rack

 

Off-site collection: Transfer 0.4 mL serum in plastic tube and store and send frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
whole blood Room temp 2 h
separated serum Room temp 1 d
  Refrigerated 2 w
  Frozen 2 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M - F M-F: Next day; 1-3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

 

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

Trough: 1.0-3.0 mcg/mL

Peak: 3.0-12.5 mcg/mL

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.15 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80299