Acetaminophen

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: ACTMN ACHM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Green top (lithium heparin) tube

Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Cause for rejection: Hemolysis

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Turbidimetric Inihibition Immunoassay

Special Instructions: To determine toxicity, draw levels 4 hours post-ingestion and 3-4 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.

OC Power Word: LACETAMIN

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 1 hour

Additional Info: Therapeutic range: 10-25 ug/mL

CPT Code: 82003

Synonyms: Tylenol; Paracetamol; Datril

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