33060:DIGOXIN (LANOXIN)

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33060:DIGOXIN (LANOXIN)
Alias Names: Lanoxin
Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric
Edit Date: 11/15/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 80162
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube, one 4 mL green top tube (sodium heparin), or one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). Draw 6-12 hours after oral dose. Note last dose date and time.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 8 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 150 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Specimen from child less than 2 months of age cannot be assayed using this method. Digibind will interfere with this assay.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen that has been frozen and thawed more than once; specimen from patient treated with Digibind.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
0.8-2.0 ng/mL