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Test Code LAB23 Digoxin

Department

CHEMISTRY

Collection Requirements

6-8 hrs post dose.

If patient is on digibind notify chemistry.

Primary Collection Container

Green PST (Lithium Heparin)

Alternate Collection Container

Green Microtainer PST

Transport

Plasma refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge and separate from gel if testing is to be delayed more than 8 hours.

Stability

Refrigerated: 48 hours

If testing is delayed longer than 8 hours, plasma must be removed from gel.

Minimum Testing Volume

0.1 mL

Reference Range

1.0-2.0 ng/mL

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

As completed

CPT Codes

80162

Unacceptable Conditions

Gross hemolysis.

Specimens remaining on gel longer than 8 hours are unacceptable.