Voriconazole : 1001380

Test Code
VORC or 1001380

CPT Codes
80285

Instructions
Plain red. Also acceptable: green (no gel) (sodium heparin).

Transport Container
Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to a standard transport tube. (Min: 1 mL)

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Room temperature: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Serum Separator tubes (SST), Other body fluids.

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Setup Schedule
Monday - Saturday

Report Available
1-2 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Limitations
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Reference Range
By report.

Clinical Significance
The antifungal drug voriconazole is commonly used in the treatment of various types of fungal infections. An increased fungal resistance to similar drugs of greater toxicity has promoted the use of voriconazole in treating infections caused by aspergillus and other fungal species. The chronic nature of fungal infections demands constant monitoring of voriconazole levels within a patient to ensure that adequate therapeutic levels of the drug are administered, absorbed and subsequently excreted.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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