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Lab Test Dictionary

Amiodarone (36721)

Methodology

HPLC or LC/MS/MS


Synonyms

Pacerone; Desethylamiodarone

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia


Epic ID

LAB01130

Lab Test Days

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Standard TAT

2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top) or lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 4 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Lipemia; Serum/plasma separator tube (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma immediately.


Included Tests

Amiodarone and Desethylamiodarone (metabolite).


CPT Codes

80151


Revised

01-01-21

Initials

cas