DIGOXIN

Mnemonic

DIG

Synonym

Lanoxin®

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Site-specific:  Consult Samaritan Epic Catalog or contact your local laboratory.

Recommended Collection Times:

Before dose or

8-24 hrs. post last dose

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C).

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or severly lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

0.5-1.0 ng/mL

Toxic Levels

ADULT: >2.5 ng/mL
CHILD: >3.0 ng/mL

CPT Codes

80162

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019 09:23:04 AM