Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Thiocyanate,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Thiocyanate,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube or 4 mL Lavender EDTA Vacutainer tube

Avoid gel-separator tubes
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 1.5 mL.

Separate serum or plasma and refrigerate.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Therapeutic: Less than 0.5 mmol/L

Toxic: Greater than 1.7 mmol/L
Effective Date: 1998-09-01
Revised Date: 2020-06-22
Critical Value: Toxic: >1.7 mmol/L
Interpretive Comments: Nitroprusside (Nipride) is used in the management of hypertensive emergencies and is metabolized to thiocyanate which is in turn excreted by the kidney. Monitoring of thiocyanate levels is critical in patients with renal dysfunction.

May be used as a marker for cyanide poisoning.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Extraction and colorimetric
Critical Information Required: Patient's medication
Storage & Shipment: Send sample to the lab on ice packs. Keep specimen cold.
System Codes: 
Cerner
THIO
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories Inc.

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