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Chloramphenicol

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by ARUP
Sendout? Yes
Method HPLC
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable), or Lavender top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum or EDTA plasma
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Sample collected in Gold top
Processing notes Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Send to CB refrigerated. Order ARUP test code 0090346
Units ug/mL
Normal range
Therapeutic peak 10-25 mg/L
Synonyms Chloromycetin
Stability After separation from cells: Room temperature: 2 days refrigerated 3 weeks, frozen 3 weeks
Turn around times 2-4 days.
Additional information Concentrations greater than 40 µg/mL may cause Gray baby syndrome in neonates. Symptoms include cyanosis, respiratory abnormalities, vasomotor collapse and possible death.
CPT coding 82415-90
Last Updated 2/20/2014 3:02:51 PM
Entry Number 184
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