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Acetaminophen

Test Name: Acetaminophen
Alternate Description: Tylenol
LIS Code: ACET
Lab Section:

Chemistry

Fluid Type:

Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1 full green microtainer or 1 mL in a pediatric green top tube.

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Gel Green Top

Container (Whole Blood Required):

4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top

Additional Test Information:

Peak: Collect 60 minutes after dose.

Specimen Stability:

48 hours refrigerated, if spun and plasma removed from gel; 6 hours on the gel

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Availability:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Stat Availability:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

R 4 hours S 2 hours

Critical Value:

>30 ug/mL

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Spin and refrigerate until analysis

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Spin right away, separate plasma into plastic 12 x 75 pour-off tube. Cap with plastic stopper. Refrigerate until courier pickup.

Reference Value:

Therapeutic range: Male and female and all ages the same: 10 - 30 ug/ml