ACETAMINOPHEN

Synonyms: Tylenol
Computer Code: (ACET)
Specimen Collection: Red top tube preferred. Gold top acceptable. Plasma (lithium or sodium heparin) acceptable.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot. centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum or plasma and refrigerate.
Reference Values: Therapeutic: 10-30 mg/L. Toxic: Greater then 150 mg/L at 4 hours after ingestion or half life of greater than 4 hours. Critical: greater than or equal to 50 mg/L.
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: TOXI
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 2 hrs
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 80307
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII