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Acetaminophen

Source Blood
Mnemonic ACETA
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Collect specimen 4 hours after single acute ingestion. If time of ingestion unknown, collect a specimen immediately and a second specimen 3-4 hours later.

Specimen Handling STATs from PSC route directly to FMC.
Additional Information Record time of ingestion, if known.
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC, CCHC, SMCHC
Rural: BMSH, CLH, CMGH, DDHS, HRH, OGH, SDHS, VCH
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Tylenol, APAP
Reference Interval

Therapeutic Range: 70 - 130 umol/L

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