CPT Code: 80185|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume: 0.4 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Fluorescence Polarization
Special Instructions: For therapeutic monitoring, draw peak levels 2-4 hours post-IV infusion (loading dose) or 3-9 hours post-oral ingestion and trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Please indicate whether the specimen is a peak, trough, or random specimen.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Therapeutic range: 10.0-20.2 ug/mL
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308