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Acetaminophen [Paracetamol]

Test Code:

BD0060

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 5 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

2 hrs

Reference Value(s)

Refer to “Children Emergency Clinical Guidelines” in the Hospital’s intraweb
'Please note time sensitive effect of toxicity'
Toxic level > 200 mg/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

 Critical Values:
- Paracetamol, serum: > 5.0 mg/L

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Acetaminophen Paracetamol BD0060
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