Therapeutic drug level tests look for the presence and the amount of specific drugs in the blood. This monitoring allows a health care provider ensure that certain drug levels are within an effective range, since the large majority of medications require a certain level in the bloodstream to obtain the desired effect. Furthermore, detailed monitoring is essential in some situations where some medications become harmful if their level rises too high or become ineffective if the levels are too low.
Our Therapeutic Drug tests are performed using the latest and most advanced equipment available to test, screen, confirm and quantitate extraneous substances within any blood sample. Our clinical testing support staff provide all additional information necessary to ensure you receive all that you need, whenever you need it. Please note that when ordering test for which medicare or medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physician should only order test that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient.
The available Therapeutic Drug tests include:
- Digoxin (Lanoxin) – R
- Dilantin (Phenytoin) – R
- Lithium – R
- Phenobarbital – R
- Tegretol (Carbamazepine) – R
- Theophylline – R
- Valproic Acid (Depakene) – R
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Need to perform a test and have it analyzed as soon as possible to make an urgent patient care decision? Our STAT 24 service is available 24 hours a day, Monday thru Saturday, and provides results within 4 hours of notification or 2 hours of receipt by our lab. As soon as the testing is complete, one of our representatives will contact you with the results.
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Over the thousands of tests that we perform, our experts in toxicology have resolved the questions and concerns for thousands of customers. If you have a question about testing, our services, or any specific concern contact us today!