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Blood Test Information

Amiodarone
 

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Tube type: Blank

Special instructions
Phone lab for special, gel-free plain sample tube. Yellow top, SST tubes, not appropriate.
Sent away to Toxicology Laboratory, Llandough Hospital

Reference range
0.50 - 2.00

Units
mg/L

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Not routinely indicated in patients on amiodarone therapy - these should have regular LFT and TFT however. May be useful in checking compliance.Measurement of DEA/amiodarone ratio may be useful in checking intermittent compliance due to different halflives of metabolite and parent. Consult with reference lab.

 
 

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