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Procainamide and NAPA

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PROCA
Specimen Requirements

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

2 mL plasma or serum

Collect specimen 0-60 minutes prior to next dose.

Specimen Handling

PSC, RRL & Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off and mark aliquot tube "PST" or "SST", then transport plasma or serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Store specimen in refrigerator.

Additional Information NAPA (N-Acetylprocainamide) is a metabolite of Procainamide.

For additional information, see Half-life and Time to Steady State.
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Pronestyl, N-Acetylprocainamide
Reference Interval