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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

PROPRANOLOL LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

PROP

Synonyms:

Inderal®

CPT Codes:

82491 - Chromatography, quantitative, column; single analyte not elsewhere specified, single stationary and mobile phase

Test Includes:

Propranolol level reported in ng/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Cadiovascular monitoring

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 109)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 - 2 days

Special Instructions:

Trough levels are most reproducible.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green top (Li Heparin) or Red top tube

Draw Volume:

9 mL (Minimum: 2 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) serum/plasma

Note: Submission of the minimum volume results in an elevated reporting range and inability to repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, aliquot serum/plasma into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

10 – 150 ng/mL

Critical Values:

>1000 ng/mL

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 5 ng/mL

Methodology:

High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Fluorescence Detection (HPLC-FL)

References:

MedTox Laboratories July 2006



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