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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

FLECAINIDE LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FLEC

Synonyms:

Tambocor®, Flecainide acetate

CPT Codes:

82542 - Column chromatography/mass spectrometry, analyte not elsewhere specified; quantitative, single stationary and mobile phase

Test Includes:

Flecainide concentration measured in ug/mL

Logistics

Test Indications:

Optimization of dosage, assessing toxicity and monitoring compliance.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 51)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 3 days, test performed daily

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green top (Lithium heparin) tube
Alternate tube: Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 2 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 ml (Minimum: 0.6 mL) serum/plasma

Note: Submission of the minimum does not allow for repeat analysis and could result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) test result.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum/plasma aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Please note whether specimen is plasma or serum. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

0.20 – 1.00 ug/mL

Critical Values:

≥1.20 ug/mL

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 0.07 ug/mL

Methodology:

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Ultraviolet Detection

References:

MedTox Laboratories Web Page (May 2010)

Updates:

4/14/2004: Test moved from MedTox Laboratories to Mayo Medical Laboratories. Note: Increased volume requirement and change in tube type.
5/31/2006: Test moved from Mayo Medical Laboratories to MedTox Laboratories. Note: Draw volume change and tube type requirement change.
5/6/2010: CPT update, previously reported as 82491.



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