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Lab Test Dictionary

Acyclovir, Serum/Plasma (0158SP)

Methodology

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


Synonyms

Zovirax

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

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

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

80375