Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Theophylline Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis is a blood test that is conducted to determine the levels of theophylline in the blood. Theophylline is usually prescribed in the management of newborn apnea”,” wheezing”,” dyspnoea”,” and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as emphysema”,” chronic bronchitis or asthma.
Patient PreparationNo patient preparation is needed.
Sample TypeSerum or plasma
Sample volume1 mL; Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Sample collection ContainerRed-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Do not use a gel-barrier tube.
Sample collection instructionsCollect prior to the next dose.
Sample storageRoom temperature (stable for 2 weeks)
Reference range5.0?10.0 ?g/mL”,” adults: 10.0?20.0 ?g/mL
Results Turnaround2 days after receipt of samples.
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators