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Drug Screen Quantitative Screen

Alternate names:
carbamezapine, digoxin, Drug Levels, ethanol, lithium, paracetamol, phenytoin, salicylate, theophylline, valproate
Laboratory:
Unassigned
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Screening for carbamezapine, digoxin, ethanol, lithium (do not use Lithium heparin tube), paracetamol, phenytoin, salicylate, valproate and theophylline
Notes:
  • Any other drug assays are referred to another laboratory
  • Before requesting investigative drug screens, question every person in contact with the patient regarding the type and quantity of drug(s) taken

Information on the request form should include:

  • drugs ingested and/or administered
  • drugs administered therapeutically and times of administration
  • clinical condition including conscious state, BP and cardiac rhythm

Screening for carbamezapine, digoxin, ethanol, lithium (do not use Lithium heparin tube), paracetamol, phenytoin, salicylate, valproate and theophylline

Reference Interval:

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW