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Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

AMIODARONE LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
AMIOD      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82492.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 35452

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
3 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport refrigerated (cold packs). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 4 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Separator tubes are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Amiodarone:
Therapeutic range: 1.5-2.5 mcg/mL
Desmethylamiodarone:
Therapeutic range: 1.5-2.5 mcg/mL
Toxic: >2.5 mcg/mL
Toxic effects have been observed at levels as low as 2.0 mcg/mL.
Detection limits:
Amiodarone 0.3 mcg/mL
Desmethylamiodarone 0.3 mcg/mL
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Toxic effects have been observed at levels as low as 2.0.
CPT code(s):
80299
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Metabolite ratio.
Methodology:
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Synonyms:
AMIODARONE CHROM QNT MULTI
Quest test code 36721X

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday - Friday morning    
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