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Test Code BLOD0390 Flecainide, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: FLEC

Useful For

Optimizing dosage

 

Assessing toxicity

 

Monitoring compliance

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood immediately before next scheduled dose.

2. Centrifuge within 2 hours of draw and aliquot to remove serum from spun RBCs.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

Trough Value

0.2-1.0 mcg/mL: Therapeutic concentration

>1.0 mcg/mL: Toxic concentration

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80181

 

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.