Ganciclovir, Serum

Sunquest Code:GANC  
Epic Code:LAB3493Epic Name:Ganciclovir HPLC
Synonyms:Valcyte; Vanganciclovir
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography
CPT Code:80299
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-9 days.
Special Instructions:Peak level should be drawn 30-60 minutes after completion of intravenous dose. Trough level should be drawn no more than 30 minutes before collection of next dose.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Causes for Rejection:Plasma or serum gel tube is not acceptable. Hemolysis.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum within 2 hours of collection. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: Once separated from cells, 7 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 28 days frozen (preferred).
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:GANC


Reference Range:Trough: 1-3 mcg/mL Peak: 3-12.5 mcg/mL

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