ACETAMINOPHEN BLOOD (ACE)
: ACE, Tylenol, Paracetamol
: Enzymatic / color
: 0-150 yrs: 10 - 30 mcg/mL
: lithium heparin (with or without gel), Sodium Heparin
: Red top (no gel)
: 1 dark green microtainer
: 5 mL blood
: Blood - 1 mL, serum or plasma - 0.5 mL
: Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen at -20 C for up to 45 days
Reasons for Rejection
: Hemolysis, Lipemia, improper collection, collected in SST tube, QNS, specimens with EDTA
: Stat: 1 hour, Routine: 2 hours
: SEND TO THE LAB IMMEDIATELY. Draw immediately before next dose. In overdose, draw more than 4 hours after ingestion.
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