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Digoxin

Components

Name Method Department Units
Digoxin Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Send Out ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Contamination

CPT Code

  • 80162