Acetaminophen, Plasma or Serum

Test Code
ACETAMINOPHEN LEVEL/ACETA - NOCO


CPT Codes
82003

Preferred Specimen
1 mL plasma from Green top (Lithium Heparin)


Minimum Volume
0.5 mL
Note: For neonate requirements see Neonate Minimum Blood Volumes


Other Acceptable Specimens
1 mL serum from Serum Gel or Red Top


Instructions
Draw four hours after last dose.


Specimen Stability
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Li Hep Refrigerated 7 days
Serum SST Refrigerated 7 days
Red Top – Separated* Refrigerated 7 days
 
*Centrifuge and aliquot into a plastic vial.
 


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis


Methodology
Enzymatic Bichromatic endpoint

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously


Report Available
Same day


Reference Range
Summit View
           Therapeutic concentration: 10-30 ug/mL
           Critical value (automatic call-back): >50 ug/mL
           Toxic level:
                     >150 ug/mL @ 4 hours
                     >50.0 ug/mL @ 12 hours
NCMC, BFCMC & McKee
            ≤30µg/mL
 


Performing Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center Laboratory
Mckee Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory
Summit View Laboratory
Sterling Regional Medical Center
East Morgan County Hospital



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.