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Acetaminophen Level

eD-H Order Code

LAB43

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Blood 0.1 ML

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Additional Specimen Instructions

Acetaminophen is readily absorbed from GI Tract. Peak plasma levels after oral administration reached
In 1/2-1 hours. Plasma half-life is normally around 3 hours. If half-life exceeds 4
hours during acute poisoning, hepatic necrosis occurs. Two specimens should be drawn
about 4 hours apart to determine half-life.

Reference Ranges / Critical Values

Assay Gender Age Range Normal Range Critical Values Units
Acetaminoph Lvl All 0 Minutes – 150 Years 10 -30 >4 mg/L

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section

Chemistry

CPT(s)

80329