Zovirax , ARUP #91328, EPIC: LAB6213, SOFT: XACYB
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tube.
Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.
Time of Collection: Trough, just prior to the next dose.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.21 mL)
- Serum Separator (SST) Tubes.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Results available in 4-11 days.
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry.
This assay aids in the therapuetic monitoring of acyclovir (Zovirax®), an antiviral drug. Zovirax® is indicated for the acute treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), the treatment of initial episodes and the managment of recurrent episodes of genital herpes and for the treatment of chickenpox (varicella).
80375 (alternate code: G0480).
ARUP #91328, EPIC: LAB6213, SOFT: XACYB
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