Also known as: [Often referred to by brand name]
Formal name: Digoxin
Related tests: Therapeutic drug monitoring; Emergency and Overdose Drug Testing; BUN; Creatinine; Creatinine clearance; Potassium
Why should I do it?
To determine if the concentration of digoxin in your blood is at a therapeutic level or to detect toxic levels
When should I do it?
After the start of digoxin therapy and at regular intervals to ensure that drug levels are within therapeutic range (not low or at toxic concentrations)
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
No special preparation is needed, but timing of the sample for testing is important. When having your blood drawn, tell the laboratorian when you took your last dose Of digoxin.