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Procainamide / NAPA

Components

Name Method Department Units
Procainamide / NAPA Immunoassay
Send Out ug/mL

Battery Members

Procainamide; N-acetyl procainamide (NAPA)

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 48 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 48 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Icteric specimen
  • Lipemic specimen
  • Collected in tube with gel separator

Comments

Available as STAT. Obtain dosage, date and time of last dose. Note exact time of collection. Draw just before next dose. Do not use a gel-barrier tube for collection.

CPT Code

  • 80192