2 - 5 days
Desethylamiodarone (Amiodarone Metabolite)
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Liquid Chromatography (LC-MS/MS)
Therapeutic drug monitoring
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.
Collect blood in a red top tube; do not use SST tube. Send to Specimen Processing in a green bag, sample must be spun and aliquotted within 2 hours of collection. Draw peak levels 2 hours after dose, trough immediately before next dose.
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.