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Amiodarone Blood Test

The amiodarone test measures the amount of amiodarone in blood.


Test Code: 702891

CPT Code: 80151

Also Known As: Pacerone; Desethylamiodarone; Cordarone; Nexterone

Methodology: Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 5-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 36721

CPT Code: 80151

Also Known As: Pacerone; Desethylamiodarone; Cordarone; Nexterone

Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Amiodarone is a type of heart medication called an antiarrhythmic. This test is used to monitor therapeutic levels of the medication for the treatment of heart rhythm problems, and to evaluate suspected amiodarone toxicity.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • slow heartbeat
  • nausea
  • blurred vision
  • lightheadedness
  • fainting

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