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Test Code 0210807 Ganciclovir, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo Test ID
GANC

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

Monitoring patients on ganciclovir

Method Name

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Reporting Name

Ganciclovir, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. 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.

2. Spin down within 2 hours of draw.


CentraCare Laboratory Services Note:

Freeze serum within 2 hours of collection and submit frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  14 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Serum gel tube

Reference Values

Trough: 1.0-3.0 mcg/mL

Peak: 3.0-12.5 mcg/mL

Interpretation

Serum concentrations of ganciclovir do not correlate well to toxicity or efficacy. Peak and trough levels provided are representative of typical serum concentrations seen during therapy, but individual values must be interpreted in conjunction with the clinical status of the individual patient and the specific characteristics of the infecting microorganism.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Thursday; 11 a.m.

Analytic Time

2 days

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80299

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GANC Ganciclovir, S 15367-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80140 Ganciclovir, S 15367-6