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Acetaminophen (Tylenol®), Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Methodology

EMIT

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (lithium heparin) tube(s). Spin down, separate plasma from cells, and send 1 mL (minimum volume:  0.3 mL) of lithium heparin plasma refrigerated.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.
2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Alternate:

Serum

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). Spin down, separate serum from cells, and send 1 mL (minimum volume:  0.3 mL) of serum refrigerated.

Note:  1. Indicate serum on request form.
2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Reference Values

<149 µg/mL

Stability

Room temp: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 5 days

Frozen: 45 days

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82003

ETA

Estimated turnaround time 35 min