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Ganciclovir

Components

Name Method Department Units
Ganciclovir High performance liquid chromatography
Send Out mcg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 7 day(s)
Refrigerated - 14 day(s)
Frozen - 4 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis

Comments

Serum for a peak level should be drawn 30 to 60 minutes after dosing. Serum for a trough level should be drawn no more than 30 minutes before the next dose.

CPT Code

  • 80299