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Test Background
Digoxin is administered for the treatment of heart failure in addition to supraventricular arrhythmias (particularly atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter).

Clinical Indications
Therapeutic drug monitoring Suspected toxicity caution: low potassium (diuretics), thyroid disease, renal impairment or recent myocardial infarction. Contraindicated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, intermittent heart-block, ventricular tachycardia

Reference Range
Normal: 0.5-2.0 μg/L Target range in heart failure: 0.5-1.0 μg/L

Sample Required
SST (gold top)

Sample Collection

Take blood 6 hours post dose

Sample Volume
0.5 mL

Turnaround Time
1 day

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