Clinical Use:
Background: Digoxin belongs to the class of compounds known as digitalis glycosides, and is the most commonly prescribed drug for congestive heart failure (CHF).Digoxin strengthens the contraction of the cardiac muscle and reduces heart rate by improving cardiac output. In addition, digoxin therapy is also indicated in most cases of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter whether or not CHF is present.
Reference Ranges: Therapeutic range: 0.8 – 2.0 ug/L
Associated Diseases:
Patient Preparation:
Specimen Requirements: Serum
Turnaround Time: 2 hours
Additional Information:
Referred Test: