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Flucytosine

Alternate Names
5-Flucytosine
Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Container
Serum tube (gold top)
Collection Instruction
Send to the laboratory as soon as possible
Additional Collection Instructions

Either tube can be with or without gel. 

Specimens care usually collected as pre and post (2 hrs post dose). 

Please record exact times of collection and start/finish times of infusion.

Minimum Adult Volume
5mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1.5mL
Frequency
Several times a week
Reference Interval
Therapeutic:
Trough (just prior to dose) 25 - 50 µg/mL
Peak (2 hrs post oral dose) 50 - 100 µg/mL