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MEXILETINE

Mnemonic

MEXIL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, plain red top tube, also acceptable lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tube

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months

Testing Information

Note

Please indicate:
1.  Dose - List drug amount and include the units of measure
2.  Route - List the route of administration (IV, oral, etc.)
3.  Dose Frequency - Indicate how often the dose is administered (per day, per week, as needed, etc.)
4.  Type of Draw - Indicate the type of blood draw (Peak, Trough, Random, etc.) 

Performed

Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

1-5 days

Method

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2011539)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80299

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:36:21 AM


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