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Flucytosine assay

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, State time of last dose and time of sample


Turnaround Time:

1-2 days

Assay to determine level of flucytosine in serum for therapeutic monitoring

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Reference laboratory: Manchester Wythenshaw