Sunquest Code:ACYCL  
Epic Code:LAB3004Epic Name:Acyclovir Level
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-10 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL. Does not allow for repeat analysis.
Container:Red (no gel)
[Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)]
Causes for Rejection:Collected in polymer gel separation tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.21 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Samples are stable for 30 days at room temperature or refrigerated; 4 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Medical Services via MedTox)
Referral Lab number:NMS 0158SP


Reference Range:Peak: 0.4-2.0 mcg/mL Trough: 0.14-1.2 mcg/mL

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