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Disopyramide

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

Norpace

Description

To copy for new tests

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Lavender/EDTA or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Recommended sample is a trough level, drawn just prior to the next dose. Method is affected by timing of specimen with regard to dose.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Immediately spin and separate serum/plasma into plastic aliquot tube. Refrigerate sample in CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Immediately spin and separate serum/plasma into plastic aliquot tube. Transport refrigerated

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

5 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 35 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; set up M - Sa at Quest

2- 5d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Valencia - Nichols Institute

27027 Tourney Road

Valencia, CA 91355-5386
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

 

mg/L

Suggested Therapeutic

2 - 5

Toxic

> 8

 

Methodology

Method: Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80299

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Disopyramide

Reference Test Number:

416

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.