Alert

Digoxin

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB23
EPIC Order
  DIGOXIN LEVEL
CPT Code(s)   80162
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   STAT: 888; Routine: 30
Specimen
Routine:
micro:
7 mL blood/royal blue top tube Only; see Comments for important information
300 µL blood/red top (no gel) pediatric bullet
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerator: 1 week
Frozen: 4 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 2 hours
Reference Range Therapeutic: 0.8-1.8 ng/mL (collected 6 hr after dose)
  Critical: >2.0 ng/mL
     

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Comments
Red Top Pediatric Tubes must NOT contain Serum Separator Gel.
Collection information: Digoxin samples should be drawn 6 - 8 hours after dose.

This test should not be ordered on patients receiving Digibind.
Patients receiving Digibind should be monitored using Free Digoxin levels.
Call Core Laboratory (984)974-2361 for more information.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 21, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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