Amiodarone

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 10:12:21 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and immediately separate cells
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

4 days Refrigerated (Preferred)
1 month Frozen

Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis, Lipemia, gel barrier tubes
Reference Range: Amiodarone: 1.5 - 2.5 mcg/mL
Desmethylamiodarone: 1.5 - 2.5 mcg/mL

Low Detection Limits
Amiodarone: 0.3 mcg/mL
Desmethylamiodarone: 0.3 mcg/mL
Critical Ranges: Desmethylamiodarone: >2.5 mcg/mL
Toxic Levels have been found as low as 2.0 mcg/mL
Test Comments:  
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: AMIOD
EPIC Test Code: LAB567
Send Out Test Code: 19902 / 36721X
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82491

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