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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Itraconazole and Metabolite, Serum

Test Name

Itraconazole and Metabolite, Serum

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements


Container Type = 1 Red top

Minimum Volume = 2mL Serum

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a red top tube without gel separator immediately before next scheduled dose. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate, store and send frozen.

Stability: Stable ambient, refrigerated and frozen for 29 days.

Rejection Criteria: Specimens collected in a gel-separator tube. Not frozen, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Transportation: Send samples to core laboratory as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

6 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Itraconazole: Trough >0.5 µg/mL Localized infection

Itraconazole: Trough >1.0 µg/mL Systemic infection

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: January 20, 2020