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DIGOXIN

Digoxin is widely prescribed for the treatment of Congestive heart failure and disturbances of cardiac rhythm. Equilibrium of serum and tissue Digoxin levels occurs at 6 to 8 hours, hence blood specimens should be drawn atleast 6 to 8 hours after drug administration. The drug has a narrow therapeutic window which makes monitoring therapy mandatory. Symptoms of toxicity mimic Cardiac arrhythmias for which the drug is originally prescribed

Pre-test Information : Specify sample drawn – whether Trough or Peak. Trough: just before the next dose is due at steady state. Peak : 6–8 hours after dose

Report Delivery : Daily

DIGOXIN

Test Code D-14
Test Description **DIGOXIN
Clinical Category THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING
Sample 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum . Do not use SST gel barrier tubes. Separate serum within 2 hours of collection. . Trough: just before the next dose is due at steady state. Peak : 6–8 hours after dose
Method/Technology Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Storage/Temp
Reporting Time Daily