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  • Acetaminophen

    Test Name:Acetaminophen
    Epic Order Code:LAB43
    CPT Code:82003
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour 
     Routine: 2 hours 
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2 - 8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Therapeutic: 10 - 30 μg/mL 
     Toxic:>50 μg/mL 
    Additional Information:Bilirubin interference may cause erroneous Acetaminophen results. Amitriptyline and Imipramine show a significant negative interference (> 10 %).