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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeTOX
Method

LCMSMS

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Busulfan is an alkylating agent used in preperative regimens associated with bone marrow transplantation. It is the mainstay of treatment for chronic myelogenous leukaemia.

External Price$418.23(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Where analysis is done to determine the area under the curve (AUC) for the drug's pharmackinetics, serial samples must be collected. Collect samples at 30 minute intervals for the first hour and a half after administration of the drug and then another level prior to the next dose.

Specimen Collection Protocols

 Do not use SST gel tubes for this analysis

Patient Specimen4.0mL Red Top or Green Top non gel
Paediatric Specimen1mL
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions1.0mL serum or plasma (min 0.6mL) Fridge
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Toxicology
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0322 | x80322
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri by prior arrangement only
Turnaround Time6 hours from receipt in laboratory
Interpretation

Contact Pharmacology for determination of AUC and dose advice.


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