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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Antibiotic Assay (amikacin, teicoplanin, ganciclovir, voriconazole)
CategoryMicrobiology - Referred samples
Code
ABA
Test information
Antibiotics Referred: 
Amikacin 
Teicoplanin 
Ganciclovir 
Voriconazole
Pre-analytical
Any materials used in taking these samples must be discarded in an approved clinical waste and/or sharps container. 
Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible. If there is a delay in transportation, store sample at 2-8˚C for up to 48 hrs.
Tube type
Azole levels may be affected by the gel plug in a serum separation tube, therefore please send samples in a  plain clotted blood tube with no additives. 
Please contact Biochemistry who will supply plain clotted blood tube with no additives (red topped vacutainers) 
Red top tube
TAT Inpatient (urgent)
1 day
TAT Inpatient
1 day
TAT GP/Outpatient
1 day
Referral lab
Southmead Hospital
Page last updated: 08 September 2021