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ID:150 Paracetamol
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DescriptionCommon anti-inflammatory pain rleief drug. NOTE: Reporting units changed from mmol/L to mg/L on May 1 2007 - it is important to use the correct units in considering clinical action limits.
IndicationSuspected overdose.
Additional InfoUnits changed from mmol/L to mg/L on May 1 2007
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation For interpretation see charts available in A&E.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsSample should be taken at least 4 hr post ingestion of tablets.
Min. Vol2 mL
Freq.As required

Ref. Range (Male)<7.5 mg/L NOTE UNITS
Ref. Range (Female)<7.5 mg/L
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes>7.5 mg/L see chart for interpretation. NOTE: reporting units changed 9.00 am May 1, 2007
Unitsmg/L
IP Acute TAT2 hours
IP Routine TAT2 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 04/11/2015 11:51:25. Published By on 04/11/2014 11:51:25.