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Lab Test Dictionary

Acyclovir, Serum/Plasma (0158SP)


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



Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

NMS Labs

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

8 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=30 Days; Refrigerated=30 Days (Preferred); Frozen=4 Months

Rejection Criteria

Serum/Plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Promptly separate serum or plasma. Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated Monday-Friday.

CPT Codes