Acyclovir


Sunquest Code:ACYCL  
Epic Code:LAB3004Epic Name:Acyclovir Level
Synonyms:Zovirax
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80299
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-10 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL. Does not allow for repeat analysis.
Container:Red (no gel) (Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Collected in polymer gel separation tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.21 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Medical Services via MedTox)
Referral Lab number:NMS 0158SP


Interpretive

Reference Range:Peak: 0.4-2.0 mcg/mL Trough: 0.14-1.2 mcg/mL


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