Streptomycin, Level

Test Code

CPT Codes
80299<br /> **This test is not available for New York State patient testing**

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

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in a lithium heparin (green-top) tube

Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifuge and aliquot into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube. Use a separate tube for each test ordered. Allow room for expansion of sample. Freeze at -70°C if possible, but at minimum -20°C.

Collect blood in an 8-10 mL plain red top tube. An 8-10 mL green top tube is also acceptable for this assay, but not preferred. Ship samples to be received Monday through Friday. Do not ship on Friday or Saturday.

For shipping and detailed collection instructions: Fully complete PK requisition, including drug dose amount, frequency, method, and date and time of last dose prior to draw. Ship samples via overnight delivery on >3 lbs of dry ice.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Indefinitely

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Severe hemolysis • Thawed samples for greater than 24 hours

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

FDA Status
The performance characteristics for this test have been validated by Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories at National Jewish Health. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA 88) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: 7 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Performing Laboratory
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206

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.