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Flecainide level

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB687

 

Synonyms: 

Tambocor

Methodology: 

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

12 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Collect sample: 1 hr before next dose. Collection time required
Unacceptable conditions: Gross hemolysis • Lipemia • Gel barrier/Serum Separator Tube (SSTŪ)
Stability: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Monitoring the flecainide concentration is used to assure compliance and avoid toxicity of this cardiac drug used to treat ventricular tachcardia and premature cardiac contractions.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=5309

CPT Code(s): 

80299

Last Changed: 

8/16/2017 1:02:27

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 1:02:27