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Lab Test Dictionary

5-Flucystosine, Serum (FLUC)

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)


Synonyms

5-Flucytosine, Antimicrobial Assay; 5-Fluorocystosine; Ancobon (Flucytosine); Antimicrobial Assay, 5-Flucytosine; Flucytosine (Ancobon); Fluorocytosine

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Thursday; 3 P.M.

Standard TAT

3-8 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Serum of peak level should be drawn 1-2 hours after oral dose or 30 minutes after intravenous infusion. Trough specimens should be drawn immediately prior to next schedule dose.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=28 Days; Refrigerated=28 Days (Preferred); Frozen=28 Days

Rejection Criteria

Whole Blood

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate serum within in 2 hours of collection. Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.


CPT Codes

80299


Revised

03-11-22

Initials

SA