Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Lidocaine, Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Lidocaine, Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Xylocaine
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red top Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Plasma (heparin or EDTA) is also acceptable.

Blood collection tubes with separator gels are not acceptable for this test.
Collection Information: Collect trough specimen within 1 hour prior to next dose.

Minimum volume of serum (or plasma) required is 200 ÁL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 1.5-5.0 mg/L
Effective Date: 2009-09-29
Revised Date: 2019-11-05
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Immunoassay
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Due to limited stability specimen must be received at ICL within 3 days of collection. Store and send cold.
System Codes: 
Cerner
LIDO
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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