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Test Code LAB1100 Acetaminophen, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
ACETAMINOPHEN LAB1100 ACETG

 

Methodology

Enzymatic/Colorimetric

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information:

1. Include dose time in comment section.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information:

1. Include dose time in comment section.

2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days/Frozen 45 Days/Ambient NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

A nomograph relating plasma drug concentration, time since ingestion and hepatotoxicity, is available from Micromedex, which can be found on the Source. Click on Other Tools/Calculator, Toxicity Nomograms, enter the information requested and the nomogram will be displayed. Toxicity Nomogram

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82003

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry -

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, Northern Pines Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab, Fosston Hospital Lab, Holy Trinity Hospital Lab, St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes Hospital Lab