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Catalog ID FLUC 5-Flucytosine, Serum

Important Note

CPOE TEST NAME:  Ref Misc Referral Lab Test  

Test Name REF:  5 Flucyt

Reporting Name

5-Flucytosine, S

Useful For

Monitoring serum concentration during therapy

 

Evaluating potential toxicity

 

May be useful to evaluate patient compliance


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: 

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

2. Spin down within 2 hours of draw.


AUMC Laboratory Catalog Note:

Collect 1.2 mL blood in Red top tube.

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration:

Peak >25.0 mcg/mL (difficult infections may require higher concentrations)

Toxic concentration:

Peak >100.0 mcg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

80299

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FLUC 5-Flucytosine, S 3639-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
82741 5-Flucytosine, S 3639-2

Method Name

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

Secondary ID

82741

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.