Fluconazole


Abbrev Code:FLUCON   
Order Code:LAB5990Order Name:Fluconazole
Synonyms:Diflucan
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80299 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Tuesday and Thursday; results are reported the same day. The cutoff time for same day reporting is 9:30 am on Tuesday and 11:00 am on Thursday.
Special Instructions:Trough level monitoring is recommended.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Collected in a gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:2 hours room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 2 weeks frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Special Drug/BGEN (Azole Z) 


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 100.0 ug/mL
Reference Range:5.0-20.0 ug/mL. Trough level (collected immediately prior to next dose) is recommended.
Use:Monitor therapeutic drug level of fluconazole; evaluate fluconazole toxicity.


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