Digoxin, Free, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Free digoxin not bound to the digoxin-specific antibody fragments and not bound to protein is separated from bound digoxin by a 30-kD centrifugal filter device. Free digoxin passes through the filter; bound digoxin is retained in the filter. The filtrate is analyzed for digoxin using the E170 Digoxin method, a competitive electrochemiluminescence immunoassay that employs a monoclonal antibody directed against digoxin. Digoxin in the specimen competes with the added digoxin derivative labeled with biotin for the binding sites on the ruthenylated antibody-complex. Streptavidin-coated microparticles are added and the mixture is aspirated into the measuring cell where the microparticles are magnetically captured onto the surface of the electrode. Application of voltage to the electrode induces the chemiluminescent emission, which is then measured.(Package insert: Roche Digoxin, 2005)
PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Sunday; Continuously
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Same day/1 day
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test