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Test Code ACETA ACETAMINOPHEN, TYLENOL LEVEL

Collection Instructions

Refer to venipuncture protocol

 

 

Collection Container

Gold top or Marble Red top vacutainer

Specimen Required/Volume

1.0 mL

Specimen Type

Serum

Turn-Around Guidelines

Daily, available Stat

Reference Values

Significance of blood level is dependent on time of ingestion and elimination half life data.

 

Therapeutic range of 10.0 – 30.0 ug/mL may be effective for some patients while other individuals are best treated at concentrations outside this range.

 

> 150.0 ug/mL at 4 hours after ingestion and 50.0 ug/mL at 12 hours after ingestion are often associated with toxic reactions

 

Method

Enzymatic/Colorimetric

CPT

80302 (or G0479 as appropriate)

LOINC

3298-7