DIGITOXIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
Plasma: Sodium citrate, ACD
Serum: SST

Methodology
Quantitative CEDIA Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
Therapeutic Range:   10.0-30.0 ng/mL  
Toxic   >45.0 ng/mL  

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeDIGI
CPT-4 Code (s)
80299
LOINC Codes
3559-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory