Test performed at York Hospital Laboratory.

Test Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
0.2 mL serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST)

Other Acceptable Specimens
0.2 mL serum collected in a no additive (red-top) tube, transferred to a plastic screw-cap vial
0.2 mL plasma collected in a lithium heparin (green-top) gel separator tube

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 2 weeks
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 45 days


Setup Schedule

Report Available
Next Day
Available STAT 1/2 Hour

Reference Range
<30 ug/mL
Detection Limit: 10 ug/mL

Critical Values
>200 ug/mL

Clinical Significance
Acetaminophen is a commonly used therapeutic drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Acetaminophen measurements are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of acute overdose, which can result in severe hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity.

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.