Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 business days

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Includes: Amiodarone and Desethylamiodarone (metabolite)

Description: This test measures the amount of amiodarone in blood. Amiodarone is a type of heart medication called an antiarrhythmic. This test is used to monitor therapeutic levels of the medication for the treatment of heart rhythm problems, and to evaluate suspected amiodarone toxicity.

Alternative Names: Pacerone, Desethylamiodarone