Amiodarone and Desethylamiodarone


Sunquest Code:AMIOD  
Epic Code:LAB567Epic Name:Amiodarone Level
Synonyms:Cordarone
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Stability: Samples are stable up to 3 days at room temperature; for longer storage refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:10


Interpretive

Critical Range:10,000 ng/dL
Reference Range:1000-2500 ng/dL


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