Test Catalog



Alternative Names: Cordarone, Pacerone, Amio, 5258, L122 Nextrone

Includes: Amiodarone (3330-8), N-Desethyl-Amiodarone (6774-4)

Sample Type: Serum or Plasma

Preferred Container: Plain (Red Top) Tube

Alternate Container:  EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube

Sample Volume: 1.0 mL

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Handling Instructions: Timing of specimen collection: Predose (trough) draw- at steady state concentration. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1mL serum or plasma to a standard transport tube. Freeze immediately and protect from light. (Min. 0.5mL). Clearly label specimens as Red Top serum or EDTA plasma. Additional specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Transport Temperature:  Critical Frozen

Specimen Stability:  After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Expected Turn Around Time: 2-5 Days

CPT Codes:  80151

Note: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw- at steady state concentration. Use to optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.