Nevirapine

Test Name:    Nevirapine
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:    LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:  

NEV

Specimen Type:   

Plasma (Heparinized)

Collection Container:   Green (5mL) 
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Collection Information:  

 

Blood Collection
• Preferred collection time is a pre-dose trough sample (0 – 30 minutes prior to next dose)
• If this is not possible, the blood may be collected at the times
Frequency Collection Time
Twice Daily dosing 6 – 14 hours post dose
Once Daily dosing 12 – 26 hours post dose

Peak collection times 
2 – 4 hours post dose

Complete the Sick Kids Antiretroviral Requisition

Test Schedule:  

 

Turnaround Time:   Routine

 

Stat / Urgent

 

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :    Sample Type

Note: DO NOT use blood collection tubes that contain a gel
• One heparinized (green top) 5 mL collection tube is required
• Minimum volume (for children) is 3 mL heparinized blood
• Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and transfer the plasma to a clean tube
• If the sample is being shipped the same day store the sample at 4o C
• For longer term storage, the plasma should be frozen at -20o C until shipped
• Transport with a cold pack

Storage & Transport:    Send Via Taxi Monday - Thursday

ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM
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170 Elizabeth Street 
Toronto ON M5G 1X8 Canada   Tel: (416) 813-5906

Test Referred to :    Sick Kids

                 

Updated: 2016.11.28 ll

 
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