Ribavirin, Serum - LG6096

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

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

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.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature; 21 days refrigerated or 28 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:RIBAV


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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