Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Chloramphenicol,Serum

Test Name: Chloramphenicol,Serum
Alternate Name(s): Chloromycetin
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 1 mL.

To monitor therapy, draw trough level specimen before the next dose is administered. Collect peak level (post-dose) specimen 60 to 90 minutes after drug infusion. Store and send frozen.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Peak: 15 - 25 mg/L

Trough: 2 - 10 mg/L
Effective Date: 2005-07-01
Revised Date:  
Critical Value: Toxic Trough: Over 15 mg/L
Interpretive Comments: Most other antibiotics will not interfere in the assay.
Special Processing: Clearly write "CHLORAMPHENICOL" on tube label.
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: HPLC
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen
System Codes: 
Cerner
GENX-then specify test
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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