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Test Code THEO Theophylline

Specimen Type

Serum

Container/Tube

Red Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be spun and
aliquoted
3. Transport refrigerated  (2 – 8C)

Turnaround Time

4 hours

Test Includes

N/A

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Test Usage

Monitoring of theophylline concentrations in serum is useful,
since rates of individual theophylline clearance can vary and
severe toxicity has been observed without prior occurrence of minor
side effects.

Critical Results

N/A

Fee Code

43622

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Available

CPT

80198

Method Name

Kinetic Interaction of Microparticles in solution (KIMS)

Reference Values

Adults: therapeutic: 10 – 20 µg/mL

Reject Due To

Whole blood/unspun samples greater than 6 hours will be
rejected.

Synonyms

N/A

Test Limitations

N/A

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be received in
Laboratory Service Center
3. Transport room temperature (15 – 25C)

Additional Information

N/A

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

n/a

Stability: Refrigerated

7 days (capped)

Stability: Frozen

60 days (capped)