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Antifungal Level, 5-Fluorocytosine

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Antifungal Level, 5-Fluorocytosine
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do not use GEL barrier tubes. Aseptically remove the serum and transfer to a sterile tube.

Freeze Serum immediately--specimen can only be at ambient temperature for 2 hours.

Required information:
-Date and time of collection
-Time of last dose
-List all antibiotics the pt has received in the last 48 hours
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060846
Reference Range:    Therapeutic Peak Level: 30-45 ug/mL
 Trough concentration is not well established
  Method:    Bioassay