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Propafenone

Source Blood
Mnemonic PPF
Specimen Requirements

2 x 4 mL red top tubes, NOT SST

3.0 mL serum; minimum 1.1 mL

Patient should be on drug at least 3 days prior to collection. Trough concentrations should be collected just before administration of the next dose.

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information
Testing Location Mayo Clinic
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) 5-Hydroxypropafenone; Rythmol
Reference Interval