Test directory: Amiodarone

Ordering Code4764
Test NameAmiodarone
AliasCordarone
Pacerone
Preferred SpecimenSerum
No gel barrier tubes.
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Plasma in Sodium Heparin (Green)
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsDo Not use SST
Do Not use PST
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge & aliquot specimen immediately
Sendout dept. to send Frozen to reference lab.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Days
Refrigerated: 4 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Gel barrier tube, Hemolyzed, Lipemic
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 6 Days
MethodologyHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Amiodarone, SerumALLSee report.
DesethylamiodaroneALLSee report.