Prophylaxis of invasive Aspergillus and Candida infections in severely immunocompromised patients and treatments of oropharyngeal candidiasis
Do not use a gel barrier tube.
The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the drug by the gel. Depending upon the specimen volume and storage times, the decrease in drug level due to absorption may be clinically significant.
Spin and separate
Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days
Ambient - 14 days
Frozen - 14 days
Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
An interpretive report will be provided