Imperial Collage Healthcare

Theophylline


Test Background
Theophylline is primarily a bronchial dilator, indicated in the treatment of reversible airways obstruction, such as COPD and severe acute asthma.


Clinical Indications
Therapeutic drug monitoring Assessment of toxicity: symptoms include tachycardia, palpitation, nausea and other gastrointestinal disturbances, headache, CNS stimulation, insomnia, arrhythmias and convulsions, especially if given rapidly by intravenous injection


Reference Range

10-20 mg/L
Paediatric Range
: 0 - 6 Months of 6-11 mg/L


Sample Required
SST (gold top)


Sample Volume
0.5 mL


Turnaround Time
1 day


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