Caffeine Blood Test
Test Code: 071258
Specimen Type: Blood
Caffeine Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures the level of caffeine in the blood. Caffeine is a stimulant that is found in a variety of food and drink products. Caffeine is sometimes prescribed as a pain reliever, particularly for people who suffer from migraines. It is also sometimes used to aid in treating sleep disorders. Measuring caffeine levels is useful in establishing the appropriate dosage.
Caffeine levels are sometimes tested for people taking the medication Theophylline, especially if they are showing symptoms of toxicity. Theophylline is typically used to treat breathing disorders resulting from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Caffeine is chemically similar to theophylline and can cause interference with the effects of the medication.
While caffeine overdose is uncommon, it can occur, especially in people who ingest large amounts of caffeine pills or take medication that can interact with caffeine. Symptoms of caffeine overdose can include dizziness, diarrhea, increased thirst, insomnia, headache, fever, vomiting, chest pain, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, and convulsions. People displaying these symptoms may benefit from a caffeine blood test.
Turnaround for the online caffeine blood test is typically 2-4 business days.
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