Flucytosine, Serum/Plasma

Test Code
901261

CPT Codes
80299

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.21 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top), (pink-top) tube

Instructions
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic screw cap vial (preservative-free), using approved guidelines.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Serum separator tube (SST®) • Polymer gel separation tube (PST)

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

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily a.m.; Report available: 9 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Therapeutic drug monitoring.

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
3701 Welsh Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.