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Alias Names: Cephaeline
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
Edit Date: 5/17/2010
Components: Cephaeline / Emitine
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 80101-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) or one 6 mL grey top tube (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride). Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial.
Stability: 16 days ambient, 16 days refrigerated, or 16 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Useful for therapeutic drug monitoring.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen collected in SST or PST.

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