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AMIOD / 706705L
AMIODARONE, PLASMA OR SERUM

Test Code AMIOD / 706705L 
Test AMIODARONE, PLASMA OR SERUM 
Methodology High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) 
Description Useful for monitoring therapy using amiodarone 
Specimen Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

PLASMA
Draw blood in a green-top (heparin) or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. (PLASMA GEL TUBE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) Spin down and send 2.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.6 mL) plasma in a FROZEN in a screw-capped plastic vial.
NOTE:
1. Indicate plasma on request form.
2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

SERUM
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube. (SERUM GEL TUBE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.) Spin down and send 2.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.6 mL) serum FROZEN in a screw-capped plastic vial.
NOTE:
1. Indicate serum on request form
2. Label specimen appropriately (serum). 

Reference Values Therapeutic:
Amiodarone: 1.0 - 2.5 g/mL
Noramiodarone: 1.0 - 2.5 g/mL 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 80299