Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Procainamide,Serum

Test Name: Procainamide,Serum
Alternate Name(s): Pronestyl
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Red top tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume required for testing is 0.25 mL.

To monitor therapy, draw trough specimen in TBEP-free tube before the next dose is administered.

Specimen must be separated within 2 hours.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Procainamide:
16.9 - 42.3 µmol/L

N-Acetylprocainamide:
43.3 - 65.0 µmol/L
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2020-06-22
Critical Value: Toxic Procainamide: >12 g/mL
Toxic N-Acetylprocainamide: > or =40.0 g/mL
Interpretive Comments: N-Acetylprocainamide (the active metabolite of Procainamide) can be reported (and billed) as well if requested.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: FPIA INTEGRA 400
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PROC
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories Inc.

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