Newcastle Laboratories

Amiodarone, serum

Clinical Background:

Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent used for various types of cardiac dysrhythmias, both ventricular and atrial.

Monitoring amiodarone therapy, especially when amiodarone is coadminister...

Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent used for various types of cardiac dysrhythmias, both ventricular and atrial.

Monitoring amiodarone therapy, especially when amiodarone is coadministered with other drugs that may interact

Evaluation of possible amiodarone toxicity

Assessment of patient compliance

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    EDTA plasma

    EDTA plasma

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    EDTA plasma

    EDTA plasma

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 mL blood

    1 mL blood

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 mL blood

    1 mL blood

  • Special Requirement:

    Store sample at 4°C

    Store sample at 4°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Post at ambient temperature

    Post at ambient temperature

  • Interpretation:

    It is possible for other medications to interfere with analysis.  Please state current medications.

    It is possible for other medications to interfere with analysis.  Please state current medications.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

Turn Around:

7 days

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