AMIODARONE

Test Documentation
Components
Includes N-desethylamiodarone

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST

Methodology
High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Amiodarone:   1.0–3.0 µg/mL  
Desethylamiodarone:   Not Established  
Potential Toxic Range:   >3.0 µg/mL (amiodarone). Therapeutic and toxic effects of desethylamiodarone are not established.  

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2-3 days
Test CodeAMIOD
CPT-4 Code (s)
80299
LOINC Codes
15099-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory