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.