Caffeine


Sunquest Code:CAF  
Epic Code:LAB706Epic Name:CAFFEINE
Methodology:Immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1 day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 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 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:3 days at room temperature; for longer storage refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:18


Interpretive

Therapeutic Range:8-20 ug/mL


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