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 2-3 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 48 hours.


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, into a sterile tube. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:2 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; 1 week frozen.
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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