Antibiotic Level, Nafcillin - LG5070


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Bioassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Include time and date of collection, time of last dose, and list of all antibiotics that the patient is receiving or has received in the past 40 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection centrifuge and aseptically aliquot 2 mL, 1 mL minimum, remove into a sterile tube. Freeze immdiately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60843


Interpretive

Reference Range:Normal peak serum concentration for nafcillin is 7.7 ug/mL with a 1 g PO dose, 7.6 ug/mL with a 500 mg IV dose. Trough serum concentration is not well established.


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