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Test Code ACETA Acetaminophen Level (Tylenol®), Serum or Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory/Madison Hospital Laboratory



Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum

 Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of plasma or serum.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum RT, Spun 24 hrs
  Refrig, Spun 7 days


Reject Due To

Hemolysis Mild: Reject Gross: Reject
Lipemia Mild: OK Gross: OK
Icterus Mild: Reject Gross: Reject


Reference Values

Critical value: >100 ug/mL

No established reference values

(Therapeutic range not used)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding


LOINC Coding


Test Name LOINC Code
Acetaminophen Level