Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Digoxin

Condition / Indication: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Special precautions & notes: Take sample 6-10 hours after dose. Please state dose, time of dose and time of blood sampling. Digoxin shows greater toxicity if the patient has renal impairment, hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia, hypercalcaemia, hypoxia or is hypothyroid. Digoxin is less effective if the patient has hypocalcaemia or is hyperthyroid.

Reference range: Therapeutic Range: 0.8 - 2.0 μg/L at >6 h post dose

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours