Item Value
Test name Busulfan Pharmacokinetics, Adult
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test performed Monday-Friday AM (excluding holidays) with prior notice
In House Availability Monday-Friday AM with prior notice (excluding holidays)
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
Normal range Area under the curve therapeutic target:
Q6hr dosing: 900 – 1500 µmol*min
Q24hr dosing: 6000 µmol*min
Container type Dark green top drawn at specific times
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood for each sample
Collection Instructions Samples should only be collected Sunday through Thursday and the collection MUST be completed and the last sample delivered to the laboratory by 4AM in order to provide results the same day.

Testing should be ordered in APeX.

The first sample should be drawn immediately after termination of the IV infusion, label it with the patient registration label and write the EXACT time of collection on the label. Hand carry the sample to lab on ice. Make sure to notify lab staff that you are delivering a Busulfan sample, DO NOT simply leave it at the desk.

Draw additional samples at the times listed on the busulfan PK sheets after the termination of the infusion. Label each sample with the patient registration labels and write on the label the EXACT time of collection for each sample.

Busulfan is unstable therefore EACH sample must be transported on ice to the laboratory immediately after collection for processing and freezing.
Sample type Heparinized plasma

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667