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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

QUINIDINE LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

QUIN

Synonyms:

Quinidex®; Quiniglute®

CPT Codes:

80194 - Quinidine

Test Includes:

Quinidine level reported in ug/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Cardiovascular monitoring

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 112)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

Trough levels are most reproducible

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Green top (Li Heparin) or Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) serum/plasma

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

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

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

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

N/A

Interpretive

Reference Range:

2.0 – 5.0 ug/mL

Critical Values:

>8.0 ug/mL

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 0.2 ug/mL

Methodology:

Immunoassay (IA)

References:

MedTox Laboratories July 2006



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