Posaconazole


Sunquest Code:PSCON  
Epic Code:LAB5994Epic Name:Posaconazole Level
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80299
Turnaround Time:Performed Tuesday and Thursday; results are reported the same day. The cutoff time for same day reporting is 9:30 am.
Special Instructions:Trough level monitoring is recommended.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Collected in a gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot ASAP 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Samples are stable refrigerated or frozen. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Drug Analysis  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:10.0 ug/mL or greater
Reference Range:0.7-5.0 ug/mL
Use:Monitor therapeutic drug level of posaconazole; evaluate a posaconazole toxicity.


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