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Phenytoin (Dilantin)

No Gel in Red Top Bullet

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB31
EPIC Order
  PHENYTOIN LEVEL, TOTAL
CPT Code(s)   80185
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/royal blue top tube ONLY; see Comments for additional information
  micro: 300 µL blood/red top pediatric bullet; see Comments for additional information
Stability
Unspun - 4 hrs
Room Temp - 8 hrs
Refrigerated - 1 week
Frozen - 12 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT: 1 hr; Routine: 2 hrs
Reference Range Therapeutic: 10-20 mcg/mL (Trough, Steady state)
  Toxic: >20 mcg/mL
     
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Refrigerate
Comments Red Top Pediatric Tubes must NOT contain Serum Separator Gel
Collection information: For oral dose, collect as trough immediately before next dose.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 02, 2017

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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