CPT Code: 80302|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Green top (lithium heparin)tube
Collection Volume: 0.4 mL (minimum 0.2 mL)
Cause for rejection: Hemolysis
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Special Instructions: To determine toxicity, draw levels 4 hours post-ingestion and 2-4 hours later. This half-life indicates a likelihood of liver injury if more than 4 hours. For therapeutic monitoring. draw peak levels 1 hour post oral dose and trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Please indicate whether the specimen is a peak, trough, or random level.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Therapeutic range: 10-25 ug/mL
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308