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Test Catalog

Test ID: PLAZO    
Plazomicin, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (K2 EDTA)

Acceptable: K3 EDTA, Na EDTA, Na Citrate, Na Heparin, Li Heparin

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Trough specimens are preferred for monitoring concentrations and should be drawn immediately before the next scheduled dose.

2. Spin down within 2 hours of draw. Plasma must be separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
PlasmaRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Ambient 28 days
 Frozen 28 days