It is a medicine with the other name Lanoxin, which is used for heart disorders like atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and heart failure. It functions as increasing the intracelular sodium which will drive the influx of calcium in the heart muscle cell and causes an increase in contractility, therefore, the cardiac output increases because stroke volume is increased.
Interpretation: In high doses, arrythmia increase due to potassium increase occurs. This is because of the imbalance of sodium/potassium ATP ase pump on the membrane of the cell. Low levels and high levels are doctor’s concern according to the patient’s clinical findings.
Sample: Arm vein blood.Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: The same day 6:00 PM