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5-Flucytosine (5-FC) Level

Order Name 5-Flucytosine
Test Number: 6904705
Revision Date 04/10/2017
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
5-Flucytosine (5-FC) Level
Bioassay 3639-2 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 2 mL (1 mL) Serum Clot Activator (Red Top, No-Gel) Frozen
Instructions Collect Plain red No-Gel clot tube. Aseptically remove 2mL(1mL) serum to a sterile tube and freeze.
Unacceptable Conditions: Plasma.
Required information includes: time and date of collection, time of last dose,
and list of all antibiotics that the patient is receiving or has received in the past 48 hours
Stability: Ambient 2 hours; Refrigerated 24 hours; Frozen 1 week.
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 2-3 days  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 60846
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 80299
Lab Section Reference Lab