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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
AMIO
MiChart Code
Amiodarone Level (Sendout)
Synonyms
  • Cordarone
  • Desethylamiodarone (Amiodarone Metabolite)
  • AMIODARONE/DESETHYLAMIODARONE
  • AMIO
  • DESETHYL
  • AMIODARONE
  • DESETHYLAMIODARONE
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo AMIO (9247)
Section
Special Testing
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.

Rejection Criteria
SST tube not acceptable.
Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1.1 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
80151
Fee Code
AA901
LOINC
3331-6