Lab Test : Phenytoin

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Alternate:Dilantin
Includes:Phenytoin, Dilantin.
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:PTN
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transported to lab within 15 minutes.
Rejection:None.
Normal:Neonates: 8-15 g/mL.
Adults and children: 10-20 g/mL.
Toxic: 20 g/mL.
Uses:Monitoring of therapeutic levels. Peak concentrations reached within 2-12 hours, depending upon formulation.
Limitations:None.
Method:PETINIA (Particle enhanced turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay)
 

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