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Lidocaine - Blood

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic LIDO
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL red top tube, NOT SST

2 mL serum

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process. 

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, and aliquot serum. Transport to DSC in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, aliquot and freeze immediately. Transport to DSC on dry ice in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Place specimens in freezer upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information Record time of last dose on requisition.
Testing Location In-Common Laboratories
Testing Frequency  
Alternate Name(s) Xylocaine
Reference Interval