Ribavirin, Serum - LG6096


Sunquest Code:MMMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Liquid Chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-9 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:RIBAV


Interpretive

Reference Range:2,500 - 4,000 ng/mL
Use:Ribavirin concentrations >2,500 ng/mL appear to correlate with greater likelihood of virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Elevated concentrations in the setting of hemolytic anemia are consistent with ribavirin toxicity.


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