Newcastle Laboratories

Amphotericin Level

Clinical Background:

Monitoring of blood concentrations of amphotericin B, during treatment, is seldom indicated. Toxicity is assessed by monitoring renal function.

Monitoring of blood concentrations of amphotericin B, during treatment, is seldom indicated. Toxicity is assessed by monitoring renal function.

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Microbiology

    Microbiology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Clotted blood - Gold SST

    Clotted blood - Gold SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Clotted blood

    Clotted blood

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    5 ml

    5 ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 ml

    1 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

  • Sample Stability:

    Stable for up to 24 hours

    Stable for up to 24 hours

  • Transport Requirements:

    Standard

    Standard

  • Add On Test:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Quality Assurance:

    Sample referred to Reference Laboratory

    Sample referred to Reference Laboratory

  • Reference Ranges:

    Sent to Reference laboratory: The optimum serum concentrations of the drug for particular fungal infections have not been determined.

    Sent to Reference laboratory: The optimum serum concentrations of the drug for particular fungal infections have not been determined.

  • Factors Affecting Result:

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

  • Referenced Documents:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/348792/MRL_users_manual_2014.pdf

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/348792/MRL_users_manual_2014.pdf

  • Other Info:

    Referred to Bristol

    Referred to Bristol

Availability:

Sample referred to Reference Laboratory

Turn Around:

Infrequent therefore turnaround time not available

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