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High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Amphotericin B steady-state peak levels after intravenous administration: Mean adult peak level (3 mg/kg as sulfate): 2.6 mcg/mL; Mean adult peak level (4 mg/kg as sulfate): 2.9 mcg/mL; Mean adult peak level (1 mg/kg as lipid): 12.2 mcg/mL; Mean adult peak level (2.5 mg/kg as lipid): 31.4 mcg/mL; Mean adult peak level (5 mg/kg as lipid): 83.0 mcg/mL.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a red top; do not use SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze. Protect specimen from light (place in brown plastic bag or aliquot into brown tube). Collect Peak specimen 30 minutes after the end of an I.V. infusion (one hour following I.M. or oral administration) or Trough specimen immediately before next dose is given.