Voriconazole, Serum or Plasma
Treatment of invasive aspergillosis; treatment of esophageal candidiasis; treatment of candidemia; treatment of candida deep tissue infections; treatment of serious fungal infections caused by Scedosporium apiospermum and fusarium spp in patients intolerant or refractory to other therapy.
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Red-top tube or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. Do not use a gel barrier tube. The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the drug by the gel. Depending on the specimen volume and storage times, the decrease in drug level due to absorption may be clinically significant.
Stable for 14 days at room temperature, refrigerated, or frozen.