Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Almarytm; Apocard; Ecrinal; Flecaine; Tambocor
Serum or Plasma
Other Reference Test
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
1-4 mL Blood
Red Top (No Additive)
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration. Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (gray-top) tube is also acceptable.
Room Temp: 6 Weeks; Refrigerated: 6 Weeks (Preferred); Frozen: 6 Weeks
Serum/plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)
2 mL Serum or Plasma
0.5 mL Serum or Plasma
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Complete an ARUP requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick-up Monday-Friday.