Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Amiodarone Level (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated: 09/04/2019


Desethylamiodarone (Amiodarone Metabolite)

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography (LC-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Therapeutic drug monitoring

Reference Range

Amiodarone: Therapeutic: 1.5 - 2.5 mcg/mL, Toxic: greater than 3.5 mcg/mL; Desethylamiodarone: Therapeutic: 1.5 - 2.5 mcg/mL, Toxic: greater than 3.5 mcg/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a red top tube; do not use SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum or plasma into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection, and refrigerate (preferred) or freeze. Draw peak levels 2 hours after dose, trough immediately before next dose.

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Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1.1 mL serum

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.