PROCAINAMIDE

Components
Includes metabolite N-acetylprocainamide (NAPA)

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, heparin (sodium or lithium)

Rejection Criteria
SST

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Therapeutic:
   Procainamide:   4-10 µg/mL  
   Procainamide & NAPA:   5.0-30.0 µg/mL  

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePROC
CPT-4 Code (s)
80192
LOINC Codes
N-Acetyl Procainamide   3834-9  
Procainamide   3982-6  
Procainamide + NAPA   3983-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory