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  Digoxin Specimen Type:
   

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: Gel Separator Tube 4 mL
  or:Gel Separator Tube 6 mL
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Therapeutic Range 0.9 2.0 ng/mL N/A
Toxic   >2.0    
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A >2.5 ng/mL N/A
Unit of measure: ng/mL
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Common Lab Procedures
  Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Competitive Immunoassay
Special Instructions: In general, for those drugs for which peak and trough therapeutic ranges have not been established, the specimen should be obtained within two hours prior to the administration of the next drug dose. Realizing that at steady state concentrations peak and trough levels do not differ appreciably, this would represent a trough.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: DIGOX
CyberLAB code: 2158
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A