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878: Theophylline Print View
Theophylline IA    mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Red Top 1 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 3 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Lithium 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 3 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.2) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 3 Month(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 3 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  

Theophylline is used in the treatment of bronchial asthma as well as in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and episodes of prolonged apnea in pre-term infants. Theophylline levels are monitored to assure adequate therapeutic levels are achieved and to avoid toxicity.

Collect as a trough just prior to next dose
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
80198

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Immunoassay






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