Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Lidocaine

Test Name: Lidocaine
Alternate Name(s): Xylocaine
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6.5 mL Light Green top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum or plasma required is 1 mL.

Collect in TBEP-free tube at least 30 minutes following administration of drug bolus.

Store and send cold at 4oC
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 6-21 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-09-29
Revised Date:  
Critical Value: Toxic: Greater than 21 µmol/L
Interpretive Comments: CRITICAL VALUE to be phoned to Nurse or Physician immediately:
i.e. Lidocaine: >26 µmol/L
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday.
Method of Analysis: GC-MS after liquid-liquid extraction
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
LIDO
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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