Digoxin Blood Test

Lanoxin


Test Code: 007385
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Digoxin Blood Test

This test measures blood levels of Digoxin, a medication that is typically prescribed to treat heart failure.  It is also used as part of treatment for irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), chest pain (angina), and for someone who has had a heart attack.  The optimal dosage will vary for each person and it is important to work with your doctor to determine the appropriate dosage and then take the medication as prescribed.  Accidental or intentional overdose can result in toxicity which can cause irregular heartbeat, rapid or slowed heartbeat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, weakness, confusion, and blurred vision.  Digoxin should not be confused with Digitoxin, a different type of heart medication.

Digoxin blood testing is usually ordered when a person begins taking digoxin to help monitor their levels and determine the appropriate dosage.  It may also be ordered when someone who is taking digoxin begins to experience symptoms of toxicity. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 1-2 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

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Digoxin Blood Test

Lanoxin


Test Code: 418
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Digoxin Blood Test

This test measures blood levels of Digoxin, a medication that is typically prescribed to treat heart failure.  It is also used as part of treatment for irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), chest pain (angina), and for someone who has had a heart attack.  The optimal dosage will vary for each person and it is important to work with your doctor to determine the appropriate dosage and then take the medication as prescribed.  Accidental or intentional overdose can result in toxicity which can cause irregular heartbeat, rapid or slowed heartbeat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, weakness, confusion, and blurred vision.  Digoxin should not be confused with Digitoxin, a different type of heart medication.

Digoxin blood testing is usually ordered when a person begins taking digoxin to help monitor their levels and determine the appropriate dosage.  It may also be ordered when someone who is taking digoxin begins to experience symptoms of toxicity. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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