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Digoxin
0090080
Ordering Recommendation
Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence. Test only measures desipramine concentration. If imipramine will be administered, order Imipramine and Desipramine (0090157).
Mnemonic
DIG
Methodology
Immunoassay
Performed
Mon-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect specimen 8-12 hours (no earlier than 6 hours) after administration of oral dose.  
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Remove serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in sodium fluoride, potassium oxalate or separator tubes. Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
Refrigerated.  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week  
Reference Interval
0.8-2.0 ng/mL
Toxic: greater than 2.4 ng/mL
Interpretive Data
The presence of therapeutic anti-digoxin immune fragments in the specimen may result in spuriously high digoxin levels.


Note
CPT Code(s)
80162
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090080Digoxin10535-3
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Aliases
  • Lanoxin
  • serum digoxin concentration