Chloramphenicol, Serum or Plasma

CPT: 82415
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Test Details


  • Chloracol®
  • Chloromycetin®


Therapeutic drug management


High-pressure liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC/UV)

Reference Interval

10.0−20.0 µg/mL

Specimen Requirements


Serum or plasma


1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended.


Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Submit serum or plasma in a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen.

Causes for Rejection

Gel-barrier tubes


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
808525 Chloramphenicol 3455-3 808526 Chloramphenicol ug/ml 3455-3
808525 Chloramphenicol 3455-3 808529 Chloramphenicol N/A

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