Caffeine
Label Mnemonic: CAFF
Epic Lab Code: LAB707
Downtime Form: A-1a Therapeutic Drug Assay Requisition
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Separate serum from cells as soon as possible.
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.2 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Citrated Plasma, Serum separator tube (SST).
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Therapeutic Range
0-28 days: 8-20 μg/mL
29 days and older: < 20 (not well established)

Toxic
> 20 μg/mL
29 days and older: > 20 μg/mL
Comments:
Used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity.

Please indicate Type of Draw - Indicate the type of blood draw
   (Peak, Trough, Random, etc.)
Methodology:
Quantitative Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique
CPT Code:
80155